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Research into MBP Old Boys who paid the ultimate sacrifice at Gallipoli

Periscope_rifle_Gallipoli_1915The OBU was contacted recently by Frank Olson (Class of 1962 and former North Sydney Bears player) and he is writing an article for the RSL/Veteran Affairs about MBP students who were killed at Gallipoli. He is attending the Centenary celebrations next year at Anzac Cove.

Many of you may recall that the school building that used to be beside St. Patrick's Cathedral had some wall mounted marble Rolls of Honour showing the students who had been killed in various conflicts including Gallipoli and the Western Front. We are currently searching for the marble rolls as they never seemed to make it to the Westmead campus. However, if any Old Boys have pictures of the Victoria Rd site (with some marble rounds in the background) or had Old Boy relatives who fought at Gallipoli, or have any information that may help us shed light on the matter, Frank and the OBU would be very appreciative.

rank also mentioned that recent articles in the VA journal lauded The King's School and Melbourne Grammar's efforts on April 25th, 1915, at Gallipoli - efforts that Frank seems to think we can more than equal. If anyone has any information, please email OBU President, Adam Hendry, at

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