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The Education Department Record of war service commemorates those from the Education Department who served in World War One. It also contains a record of work done by the teachers and scholars during the Great War.  The book was formerly located at the Waitchie State School. 
Through the courtesy of Mr. Inspector Stuart, we had the pleasure of perusing the Education Department's Record of War Service, which does credit to the department, and is worthy of the cause in which the teachers and scholars were engaged. In addition to the officers of the department who fell in the great war, photographs are presented of those who returned. The sums of money raised by the various schools to assist in the successful prosecution of the war are set forth, and the schools' war activities generally (including the fine support accorded to the military hospitals) are done full justice by way of illustrations. The book is a historical record of great importance, expressing the significance of the work which teachers
(overseas and at home) and scholars in the schools undertook during the Great War, and points the way of service and sacrifice for all time. A copy is to be placed in every school in Victoria. One is to be given to every soldier teacher, and one to the next of kin of those of the teachers who made the supreme sacrifice.
Gippsland Times (Vic), 3 November 1921


Address:Waitchie Road, Waitchie C.F.A. Station, Waitchie, 3544
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.364825
Long: 143.101847
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Book
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


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1914  THE GREAT WAR  1919

Education Department`s
Record of Service Victoria


Source: MA
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