Baldwin Public School Old Boys & Teachers First World War Honor Roll

Baldwin Public School, via Manilla Honour Roll WW1

A simple wooden honor roll, decorated with a painting of a crossed Australian flag and Union Jack. The roll contains fourteen names printed in gilt. Four of those listed were teachers, being Messrs Farrell, Fuller, Gross and Sullivan. 

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 school children collected the funds for the roll. It 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. Reverend WA Thompson delivered the address and the unveiling ceremony was performed by Miss Coote.

A brief timeline of Baldwin School:

  • January 1900 to June 1901 - provisional school
  • July 1901 to June 1904 - public school
  • July 1904 to July 1910 - half-time with Lake Keepit
  • October 1910 to October 1925 - provisional school
  • January 1926 to June 1928 - half-time with Lake Keepit
  • April 1935 to September 1942 - provisional school


* Killed in action

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Pte Patrick O'Neil World War 1 KIA 29/9/1917 2952 AIF 46th Battalion Belgium view
Corp Ray Fuller World War 1 3080 AIF 12th LTM Battery view
Gunner Timothy Farrell World War 1 3148 AIF 1st Field Art Brigade view
Pte William Coote World War 1 59951 AIF 56th Battalion view
197 Manilla Street,
Manilla Heritage Museum,
Manilla NSW 2346
Local Government Area
  • Tamworth Regional Council
  • Building – inside
Location status
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
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Dedication date: 
Dedication date
24 March 1920
  • First World War, 1914–18

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