On Anzac Day 2023, we remember all those who fought and died for Australia at war, including over 600 Old Boys and staff who died in WWI and WWII. 249 Scotchies are known to have served at Gallipoli and 11 died on the day of the landing on 25 April 1915. Old Boys have continued to serve in conflicts since WWI and they are renowned for their service.
Memorial Hall was conceived, designed, built, named and dedicated as a memorial to those fallen Old Boys whose names are recorded on the Rolls of Honour. Since it was opened on Anzac Day in 1922, the Memorial Hall has been the heart of Scotch where boys meet, celebrate and commemorate.
One hundred and one years on, the Memorial Hall is still at the centre of Scotch College and is a constant reminder to us all of the sacrifice of so many fallen Old Boys.
Sir John Monash (SC 1877-81), who laid Memorial Hall’s Foundation Stone, landed at Gallipoli on the day after the Anzac’s landing. He resurrected the moribund project to build the Shrine of Remembrance and led the Anzac Day march in Melbourne for many years.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Lest we forget