Baldwin Public School, via Manilla Honour Roll WW1

Baldwin Public School, via Manilla Honour Roll WW1
Description

The Manilla Express, 17 November 1919, reported: "A meeting of residents of Rushes Creek has decided to erect an Honor Roll in Baldwin Public school. The board will contain the name of old pupils of the school and teachers who served in the Great War. Mr Fuller (the teacher) has already sent for the Honor Roll."

The honour roll was completed by January 1920 and was in view in one of the windows of Messrs M.C. Mackenzie and Sons Ltd. 

The unveiling ceremony took place on Wednesday 24 March 1920; the Reverend WA Thompson delivered the address and the unveiling ceremony was performed by Miss Coote.

The honour roll contains fourteen names; four of whom were teachers, that is, Messrs Farrell, Fuller, Gross and Sullivan. 

The school children collected the funds for the honour roll.

Baldwin School was a provisional school January 1900 to June 1901; a public school July 1901 to June 1904; half-time with Lake Keepit July 1904 to July 1910; provisional school October 1910 to October 1925; half-time with Lake Keepit January 1926 to June 1928; provisional school April 1935 to September 1942.

Inscription

OLD BOYS
& TEACHERS

[list of names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Serg Clemence Thorne World War 1 DOD 12/4/1919 324 AIF 6th Aust LH Regt Randwick Mil Hospital view
Corp Frank Wilkonson World War 1 2929 AIF 56th Battalion view
Pte William Coote World War 1 59951 AIF 56th Battalion view
Pte Patrick O'Neil World War 1 KIA 29/9/1917 2952 AIF 46th Battalion Belgium view
Pte Hazel Baker World War 1 KIA 13/6/1915 1104 AIF 3rd Battalion Gallipoli, Turkey view
Pte Frederick Hatch World War 1 1144 AIF 33rd Battalion view
Pte Henry Thorne World War 1 4378 AIF 32nd Battalion view
Pte George Wicks World War 1 Death 16/6/1916 297 AIF 3 Reinforcements Rutherford Camp Hosp view
Gunner Timothy Farrell World War 1 3148 AIF 1st Field Art Brigade view
Sapper Charles Grose World War 1 KIA 29/9/1918 20896 AIF 15th F Coy, Aust Engin France view
Address
197 Manilla Street
Manilla NSW 2346
Location/surrounding area
Manilla Heritage Museum (Military Room)
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1919-1920
Dedication date
24/03/1920
Conflict/s
World War 1

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