World War II
An Honour Board to recognise World War II veterans was unveiled as a special part of the annual ANZAC Ceremony on April 6th. The unveiling was carried out by ex-students and veterans Victor Cahill and Warwick Johanson, in James King Hall. The board was made by Guilmartins, from Bendigo. The traditional hand drawn lettering and the finishing was done by signwriter Graeme Sinnbeck, from Charlton.
The event represented the culmination of significant research by Old Gold member Jean Capuano, who was awarded Honorary Life Membership by Old Gold, in acknowledgement of the years spent undertaking the immeasurable research that was involved.
A special book was made available, which contained stories of five servicemen listed on the honour board, to provide insight into their life journey from their times as a student at ‘The School on the Hill’. The book was compiled by Jenny Moloney, with photos supplied from Old Gold Alumni. by Wendy Talbot.
The development of the World War II Honour Board was made possible by a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Saluting Their Service Commemorations grant of $4000 and a matched contribution from Old Gold Alumni.