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\eDOU.FT3 SCHOOL CEREMONY. A roll of honour containng the names of 15 ex-pupils of tho Eedcliffs School who served, in the War was unveiled on Saturday afternoon, in the presence of the school children and a large gathering of parents and others. The ceremony began with the hymn, "0 God, our help in ages pant," and prayers were said by the Rev. B. C. W. Jfowell, vicar of Sumner. Mr A. Holden, chairman of the school committee, who presided, said that he was pleased to see so many people assembled to do honour to the 58 men who had represented the district at tho Front. Two of these men, he said, had made the supreme sacrifice. Mr Holden mentioned that the cost of the roll of honour had been largely borne by two residents who wished -to remain anonymous. Mr E. H. Andrews, chairman of the Canterbury Education Board, who unveiled the roll, said that he felt honoured in being asked, as a representative of the board, to perform the ceremony. It was gratifying to find that the committee had decided to honour the memory of the men who had gone to the Front, and that a memorial had been erected that would remind the coming generation of the great deeds done in the struggle for freedom. Mr Andrews spoke in praise of the women of ISlew Zealand, who, by waiting and working, shared the sacrifices of tho men in the firing-line. Mew Zealand, through the deeds of her sons, had gained a place amongst the nations.

Those deeds should inspire the coining generation to answer Willingly the call of duty. After the roll of honour had been unveiled, a party of buglers sounded the “Last Post,” and “O, Rest in the Lord ’ ’ was sung by Mrs E. W. Pidgeon. The Hon. John Barr, M.L.C., Mayor of Sumner, gave a short address to the children, urging them to copy the example of the men who fought, to be ever ready to defend their country, and to “play the game.” During the afternoon the school children, under Mr W. D. Kirkpatrick, headmaster, sang several patriotic songs. The roll of honour is of oak, with the names in gilt lettering and" the motto, “Their Name Liveth for Ever,” It bears the following names:—R. Dalton ! (killed), H. Maffey (killed), B. Adcock, A. Allen, A. Barr, H. . Barr, E. T. Beaven, B. Blakeley, C. Brown, L. j Clark, S. Dalton, H. Robinson, F. Simpson, W. Tipping, and J. L. Shackleton, iD.C.M.

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ROLL OF HONOUR UNVEILED., Sun, Volume VII, Issue 2125, 6 December 1920

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ROLL OF HONOUR UNVEILED. Sun, Volume VII, Issue 2125, 6 December 1920

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