Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Rugby Roll of Honour?

The Otautau Anglican, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches and the Masonic Lodge made rolls of honour for their members who served in WWI. But I recently came across another possible relict - a rugby roll of honour.

In the Otautau Standard on PapersPast, the Western District Sub-Union had agreed in 1915 to make a shield in honour of the football club members who had joined the NZ forces.

The shield doesn't seem to be mentioned again in the succeeding years, so it's unclear whether they actually made it. Does anyone know about this rugby roll of honour or where it might be?

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