Kedron High RSL Liaison Prefects Need Help for Honour Board

The Kedron High RSL Liaison Prefects is calling the community to help them find former or current Kedron State High School students or staff who served as part of the Australian Defence Force during military campaigns.

The prefects want the names of all Kedron State High School servicemen and women to be included on the new Honour Board for the state high school, in preparation of the Anzac Day celebration in 2018.

Marching to ANZAC service at Kedron Wavell RSL
Credit: Kedron State High School Facebook

The people that are being searched for could have worked or may still be working as cleaners, groundsmen, office workers, teachers, principals, and other related jobs at Kedron State High School and other places after their stint at Kedron.

The Honour Board is the brainchild of a 17-year-old Kedron State High School student, Ryan Malone. It has also been his idea that the board be ready in time for the Anzac Day 2018. With the Honour Board, he wants to pay tribute to the ex-service people who attended his school, apart from being remembered twice a year.

Kedron State High School opened in 1956. Malone initially thought that there only be staff or former students who served during the Vietnam War on the Board. As of press time however, names that have been submitted for the board extend to those who served in World War II, Afghanistan, and the Malayan conflict.

Credit: Kedron State High School Facebook

To make the Honour Board ready for next year, he contacted RSL Liaison Prefect Claudia Watson from the Kedron-Wavell RSL Sub Branch for help. The latter then started its community-wide campaign, asking everyone for help.

In the event that enough names are gathered before the Anzac Day 2018, the Honour Board will be unveiled on the same day. However, the search for the servicemen will continue until all possible names have turned up.

Military service seems to have captured Malone’s heart entirely. The young man dreams of joining the reserves after graduating from college.

Cultural diversity contributes to Australia and to the Australian Defence Force
Credit: Defence Jobs Australia Facebook

Those who are interested to submit names to the Honour Board, please contact Kedron State High School through their phone – 3630 3333 or email them by clicking here.

Meanwhile, the Kedron-Wavell RSL Sub Branch is also inviting servicewomen who served in World War II, the Land Army, post-WWII, or those who are currently serving the Defence. These women are being invited to be a member of the Kedron-Wavell Ex-Servicewomen’s Association, which ultimate goal is to continue and preserve the history of Women’s Defence Service. For further information, please click here.