Roll of Honour, Aloomba State School

A pressed copper honour board is located in one of the rooms of the old school building of the Aloomba State School. The wall mounted panel is 1.4 metres high and contains nameplates for 47 former students and 'their comrades'. They include three NCOs, one of whom, English born Corporal Charles H. Nutt, received a Military Medal in 1917. He had been working in the Far North before enlisting in 1916. A wartime concert to raise funds to buy a Bren gun was so successful that a Vickers Gun was purchased instead. It was fitting therefore, that at war's end not only was an honour board unveiled but the town also received a German machine gun as a trophy, although its present whereabouts is unknown. Access to the school is by appointment only during school hours and subject to the room being available.

This honour board also forms part of the Cairns Region ANZAC Trail. To see more information about this trail, see the below links:

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