Honour Boards

Rededication of School Honour Boards

On November the 10th 2010 the World War One and World War Two Honour Boards were rededicated in a moving ceremony.The Honour Boards were previously on display in the old library for many years.They were badly in need of restoration and a new place to be displayed.Through a grant called "Saluting Their Service" the school was able to have the boards restored and redisplayed in the corridor of the newly refurbished school. Mr Mike O'Meara the Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs unveiled the boards.The Boards serve to remind all, that quite a number of former Linton pupils served in both world wars.Some never to return.The boards hang in a very prominent position and cannot be missed as you enter the school.The following is a list of those names on the board who were killed in action in either the first or second world wars. 

World War One

Private A T Barton: date of death unknown. Place of burial unknown.

Private Harold Milton Wise: killed on the 25/2/1918. He is buried at La Plus Dovve Farm Cemetery Belgium.

Private A Campbell: date of death: unknown.Place of burial: unknown

Private Milton George Todd: medical discharge. Date of death unknown. Place of burial unknown

Private Oscar Lonsdale: killed in France 3/4/1918 and is remembered on the Honour Wall at Villers Bretonneux.According to Red Cross records his body was never found and lies in the "Green Fields of France".

Private Stanley Gordon Wise: (brother of Harold) killed 16/8/1917 buried at Reninghelst Military Cemetery Belgium.
Stanley Wise was killed 6 months before his brother Harold. Both are buried in Belgium in two war cemeteries. Both were the sons of John and Mary Wise.

Private T Wilson: died 13/08/1917 buried at sea.

Private Walter Norman Nicholls: died 21/07/1917 in Australia Place of burial Linton Cemetery Victoria Australia. Private  Nicholls fought  at Gallipoli, but was evacuated in September 1915.He fought at the "Battle of Lone Pine" in August of 1915.


World War Two:

Private Arthur Edward Gee: killed 19/01/1943 in New Guinea.He is buried in the Bomana War Cemetery Port Moresby Papua New Guinea. He left behind a fiancee..

Private Ronald Ewen Kirk:  died of illness on the Thai-Burma Railway 20/09/1943. He is buried at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Thailand.

Private Cyril Benjamin Hearn: killed 28/5/1941 on the island of Crete buried at Suda Bay War Cemetery on the island of Crete  (Greece)

Private Lancelot Spencer Grigg: died on the Thai- Burma Railway 11/4/1944.He is buried in the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Thailand.

Sergeant Arnold Peter Wishart: killed 22/12/1942 in England. He was killed in a flying accident and is buried at Frandley Parish Church Leichfield Staffordshire England.

Flight Sergeant Henry Keith Smith: was with the RAAF and was shot down over Germany on 26/6/1943. He is buried at  Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Germany .He was only 20 years of age.He was attatched to the RAF 101 Bomber Squadron.This squadron suffered the largest losses of any RAF squadron in World War Two. His uncle was Arthur Gee who was killed in New Guinea on 19/1/1943. In other words an uncle and nephew died 6 months apart.

Sergeant Francis Nelson Fanning: was also with the RAAF and died in a flying accident in NSW. He is buried at the Camden War Cemetery in NSW.

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