Memorial photos Roll of Honour

The Western Suburbs RSA clubrooms (later the Glen Eden RSA clubrooms) were first opened on 9 April 1938. The building has been expanded and rebuilt since. A memorial wall at the entrance to the clubrooms was dedicated on 14 February 1999. This incorporates a roll of honour listing the names of 119 men who left Glen Eden to go overseas during the Second World War and of 15 men who gave their lives during the war. There is also a framed display board with photographs of 12 of the latter (R.E. Allan, S.L. Duncan, L.K. Duncan, F.L. Hackett, A.W. Hanbury, C.S. Hemmingson, E.W. Mottram, B. Mottram, M.T.J. Shogren, E.A. Sisson, N. W. Wilson, and J.B. Wood).

Sources: “Soldiers’ Hall: Glen Eden Building’, NZ Herald, 11/4/1938, p. 13; Glen Eden RSA Club: 50th Jubilee, Auckland, 1982; Jack Roper, Glen Eden Returned Services Association: A Short History, 1932-1999, Auckland, 1999, pp. 22-3; ‘New Look for Glen Eden RSA’, Western Leader, 1/5/2003, p. 20.

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Helen Moran

Posted: 09 Apr 2019

Please tell me that the Glen Eden RSA is not going to cancel the Anzac Day parade at Waikamete.
I am so ashamed to be an Aucklander after hearing that many parades have been cancelled due to the Chch terrorist attack. I can only imagine how our WW2 veterans and all the people who died to give us the life we have now would feel, knowing they fought (and died) for a bunch of cowards who are not prepared to give us the chance to show our defiance in the face of terrorism. It should never be allowed to define us as New Zealanders! Give us the chance to show our mettle and we will gladly support you.