Mangatoki rolls of honour

Mangatoki rolls of honour Mangatoki rolls of honour Mangatoki rolls of honour

The Mangatoki School First World War roll of honour was unveiled by Sir James Allen on 4 April 1919. This listed the names of 67 ex-pupils under the year in which they enlisted. Seventeen of those listed had been killed in action.

At the time the Mangatoki community was discussing a proposal to build a peace memorial hall to replace the existing hall (1894). Nothing came of this, but a Mangatoki district roll of honour was unveiled in the Mangatoki Union Church on 8 August 1920. This substantial five-panel wooden tablet listed a total of 120 names, including those of 14 men who “went into camp.”

Both the school and district First World War rolls of honour are now housed in the Mangatoki hall, along with the Mangatoki Second World War roll of honour (22 names).

See: ‘Mangatoki’, Hawera & Normanby Star, 19/2/1919, p. 4; ‘Mangatoki’, Hawera & Normanby Star, 25/3/1919, p. 8; ‘Mangatoki’, Hawera & Normanby Star, 11/10/1919, p. 10; ‘Local and General’, Taranaki Daily News, 12/8/1920, p. 4; Elizabeth Davies and Ruth Duthie, Mangatoki: A Century of Progress, 1891-1991, Mangatoki , 1991.

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