“Let those who come after see to it that his name be not forgotten.”
King George V to the families of those who died in World War 1.
The Honour Board and Nominal Roll are designed to provide information to students, parents, teachers, researchers, historical societies, RSL branches and members of the wider community in relation to former Perth Modern School students who served Australia in times of conflict. The Honour Board lists the 152 students who died as a result of their service and are buried or commemorated in 79 cemeteries and memorials in 25 countries around the world. The Nominal Roll lists the 1,607 students who survived their service.
The Honour Board table can be sorted on each of the 15 columns. For example, clicking on “Age at Death” will show that Frank Williamson was the youngest to die at 17 years 10 months and Reg Fenn was the oldest at 41 years 11 months. Clicking on “Date of Death” will show that Stewart Davies and Harry Stapledon died on 6 July 1941 during the battle of Damour in Lebanon and that Tom Harper, wounded in the battle on the 6th, died of his wounds the following day. Clicking on a student’s name will open a box with seven additional attributes including the circumstances of his death. The box can be closed by clicking again on that student’s name.
The Nominal Roll, which has several different attributes from the Honour Board, can be sorted in a similar manner.
The tables can be downloaded in CSV format by clicking on “Export” at the top left of the table. A table can be sorted by attribute quite quickly by saving the file as an Excel file and inserting filters in the first row across all columns.
There is still much work to do to complete the tables. Visitors to the site are encouraged to inform the school of any additions and corrections by using the suggestion box at the bottom of each table.
People wishing to assist with the project are invited to contact the Museum by using the same box.