Roll of Honour
The Auckland University College Roll of Honour contains information about five women and 715 men from the University who served in the First World War. It was compiled by the Auckland University College Students' Association and the College between about 1915 and 1920.
Made up of three leather-bound ring-binders, the Roll of Honour was donated to the Library during the Second World War on 20 June 1941. It is housed in Special Collections as MSS & Archives E-2.
As more Collegians enlisted and the First World War continued for longer than anyone initially expected, the Roll expanded from one gilt-titled volume to three volumes; the last two were left plain.
The 'Walker's loose-leaf pages' inside the Roll were customised for the College and, based on the changes in paper colour and weight, went into multiple print runs to keep up with enlistments. The variations in handwriting in the Roll show that a number of people were involved in its compilation over some five-six years.
Read more about the history of the Roll.