NEW ZEALAND ROLLS OF HONOUR AND WAR MEMORIALS
VICTORIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, WELLINGTON
EVENING POST, VOLUME XCIV, ISSUE 30, 4 AUGUST 1917
HONOURING THE FALLEN. STUDENTS AND THE WAR. GATHERING AT VICTORIA COLLEGE.
In honour of the Victoria University College men who have fallen in the war a, memorial service largely attended, was held in the college gymnasium last night.
Professor Easterfield said that of the large number of college students and ex-students who had gone to the war many would not return. "It had been said by some thoughtless people that the undergraduates had gone to the war for the "fun of the thing," but that he held was quite untrue. To many of them it had been painful to go, they being absolutely opposed to fighting; but they went because of a sense of duty which they placed above everything else. Was the action to be in vain ? If we at home were stirred by the memory of those brave men who went out to fight for truth and all they held best, then their action could not be in vain. Those men thought their country worth fighting for, and would have loved to make it a better country. The present students should aim to make their ideals at least as high as those of the men to whose memories they were doing honour. In mourning the loss of these men, it was not all in sadness, for they had a firm belief that the spirit lived. He trusted that they would never forget the memories and the good work of the fellows who had gone. Those men had sought the path of duty, and to them it had, indeed, been a path of glory.
The following list of Victoria College students who have laid down their lives in the war was read out, the gathering standing meanwhile: -
Prayer was led by the Anglican Bishop of Wellington (the Right Rev. Dr. Sprott), hymns were sung, and the singing of the National Anthem brought the gathering to a conclusion.
|GOODBEHERE||Frederick Walter Brian|
|HALL||Lionel William Baird|
|HALL||Vincent John Baird|
|LONG||Arthur Trevor D'Arcy|
|MacKAY||Donald Eric Caithness|
|QUICK||Willliam Beynon Austin|
|STOCKER||Ingelow Penrose Dunbar|
|YEATS||Douglas Duncan Mearns|
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