Family ties . . . Sergeant Major William Fos ter, front row, second from right, with his fam ily, is among those to feature in the SCRoll, which people can look at when they visit Commun ity House over the coming weeks. PHOTO: ALEXIA JOHNSTON

South Canterbury’s popular Roll of Honour is on display at Community House.

The touchscreen SCRoll database, which recognises the district’s wartime heroes, has been placed in the foyer of Community House in the hope it attracts interest from an audience not yet familiar with it.

Community Trust Mid & South Canterbury chief executive Liz Shea, one of the many people based at Community House, said the SCRoll would remain on site for a fortnight.

“But, if there’s a bit of demand we can probably have it for a bit longer,” Mrs Shea said.

The SCRoll was a joint project between the South Canterbury Museum and South Canterbury branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists, of which Mrs Shea was also a member.

South Canterbury Museum’s curator of documentary history, Tony Rippin, collected all the names and the South Canterbury branch of the genealogy society assisted with the research.

“There was a lot of work putting them all together, but we’ve slowly got all their biographies,” Mrs Shea said.

“There’s 3000 in here, plus there’s over 2100 images, so people can go in here and browse the stories on the touchscreen.”

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