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The honour roll commemorates former students of the school who served in World War One.

On Saturday afternoon there was a large gathering to witness the ceremony of unveiling a roll of honour and dedicating a grove of birch and rowans to the memory of 90 soldiers and one girl, former scholars of the Stirling East Public School, who have gone to war. Mr Angas pasons M.P. ( one of the members for the Murray) performed the unveiling. He said of the 91 old scholars of the school, 11 had returned, 16 had made the supreme sacrifice, and 64 were still abroad.

They had gone in the great cause of feedom against serfdom, democarcy against autocracy, and civilisation against barbarism, and nobly had they shaped. Stirling East had full reason to be proud of its young manhood. The roll of honour is a fine piece of work, and the residents of the district have resolved that every care shall be paid to the trees which constitute the grove.
The Register (Adelaide), 19 August 1918.


Address:63 Mt Barker Road, Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society, Stirling, 5152
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.005743
Long: 138.717587
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 17th August, 1918
Source: MA
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