NEW ZEALAND ROLLS OF HONOUR AND WAR MEMORIALS
PALMERSTON NORTH TECHNICAL SCHOOL, PALMERSTON NORTH, MANAWATU
The Palmerston North Technical School was opened on the 29th September 1909, on the corner of King Street and Duke (now Princess) Street. This building is now used by the Universal College of Learning (UCOL).
MANAWATU STANDARD, VOLUME XLIII, ISSUE 1906, 2 SEPTEMBER 1920.
TECHNICAL SCHOOL ROLL OF HONOUR. Another record of devoted service, erected to the memory of those men who had served in the great war, many of whom had made the supreme sacrifice, was unveiled at the Palmerston North
Technical School yesterday. The ceremony was performed by Major Hardie, D.S.0., and included in the gathering were many parents and friends of those whose names were inscribed, on the roll of honour. The Technical School
Cadets and the Palmerston North Bugle Band were also in attendance. Though brief, the ceremony was decidedly impressive. The honours board is a work of art and distinctly unique. The design was the work of Mr G. H. Elliott,
art instructor at the school. The names of those who bad made the supreme sacrifice are engraved upon a brass plate, which is inserted in a frame below the names of the others who had served. The board was constructed by J.
Dearlove, an ex-pupil of the art class, and the lettering, with the exception of the brass plate engraving, was executed by Miss Lynch, a pupil of the art class. The roll of honour contains 110 names, 23 of them having died
Mr F. D. Opie, director of the Technical School, said that the funds for obtaining the roll of honour had been subscribed last year by the pupils of the school and their teachers. Looking at the brass tablet
containing the names of the dead, he said it occurred to him that it supplied a fine text, for his address to the boys present, and that was "Right living." He wanted them to remember the lesson to be learned from those men
and the reason why they had given their lives, and why the boys, who were to be the men of the future, should "live right." Mr Opie made a strong appeal to them to lead a life of purity; to resist all temptation, and to uphold
the duties of good citizenship, and the freedom and privileges which we enjoyed.
Mr W. F. Durward, chairman of the High School Board of Governors and Technical School Committee, introduced Major R. Hardie, D.S.O.
Mr Durward paid a high tribute to the gallantry of those men who had endured much that we might live in peace and prosperity. Major Hardie said that this occasion was an epoch in the history of the Technical School.
It was a matter for regret that a number of the men whose names appeared on the roll had made the supreme sacrifice, but we still had consolation in the fact that they had died for the freedom of the Empire. In addition to
being a memorial to those men, the roll of honour would also act as an example to those of the younger generation. We were citizens of a great Empire, and we boasted of our freedom, but we must all be prepared to defend it.
It was to the memory of those who had gone from the school to defend our rights and privileges that this roll of honour had been erected. What greater incentive could there be than an honours board always in the presence
of the coming citizens, to bring home to them their duty to the Empire. Major Hardie then unveiled the memorial, and the function concluded with the sounding of the "Last Post" by Bugler James.
Those who had made the supreme sacrifice were: -
| AISHER || F J |
| AYLING || H |
| BETT || R |
| CHAPMAN || W |
| CLAPHAM || H |
| ELLIOTT || V D |
| FOWLER || R |
| GITTINGS || A |
| GRAY || H |
| HICKSON || C H |
| HONORE || F |
| HOWLAND || L |
| LIDDLE || V |
| MACMILLAN || K |
| MAGNUSSON || O |
| MARDON || W |
| McCALL || R |
| McHARDIE || C |
| PERRIN || C |
| POLE || R A |
| PRIEST || G W |
| QUAYLE || G |
| SHOEBRIDGE || A J |
| VAUGHAN || G |
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