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Scotch marks 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1

2018 Quad Remembrance

The school recognised and commemorated the end of World War One with a special Remembrance Day assembly. Old Scotch War Veterans, including special guest, Mr Jim Mitchell ('41), joined boys and teaching staff in the Memorial Hall, reflecting upon the events that happened 100 years ago.

The Memorial Hall was built, dedicated and named as a memorial for those 221 former students and 5 staff members who did not return from World War One and their names are recorded on the Roll of Honour on the eastern wall above the stage.

After singing the National Anthem, a hymn and a Bible reading, accounts detailing two Old Scotch Collegians - General Sir John Monash and Lance Corporal Frank Crossley - were read and Mr Mitchell recited the "Ode to the Fallen". The Last Post, silence and Reveille completed the assembly.

Small wooden markers, each bearing the name of one of the Old Scotch Collegians who died serving their country in war, were placed in the lawns of the quadrangle by Year 7 students.