St. Columba's Presbyterian Church First and Second World Wars Honour Roll, Castle Hill

Castle Hill, St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church Honour Roll (WW1 and WW2) - up closeCastle Hill, St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church Honour Roll (WW1 and WW2) - inside St. Columba's Church entranceCastle Hill, St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church Honour Roll (WW1 and WW2) - between the flagsCastle Hill, St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church Honour Roll (WW1 and WW2) - emblem up closeOld Presbyterian Church 1939Old and New Presbyterian Church street viewOld Presbyterian Church foundation stoneNew Presbyterian Church foundation stone 1976
Description

The honour roll is attached to the wall adjacent to the church entrance. It is flanked by the Australian and British flags. The stained wooden board has gold lettering and wooden scrolls on either side of the veterans' names. It measures 600mm wide and 900mm high. It lists 15 veterans from the local area who attended the church.

Notes on veterans' names:

  • No record of L. Attwater can be found with connections to the Castle Hill/Hills Shire area on the National Archives Australia data base, First World War A.I.F. database or on the Second World War Nominal Rolls.
  • L. Attwater is listed in Hills Hero’s with no information.
  • A Miss L. Attwater is listed as an officer for the new Presbyterian Church to be erected at Castle Hill in this article published in 1939. 

Additional information:

The foundation stone for the old Presbyterian Church in Castle Hill was unveiled on 15 July 1939 by Reverend G. M. Scott, Home Missions Superintendent, 1936-1939. The modern St Columba’s Presbyterian Church, Castle Hill was opened on 6 March 1976 and the memorial boards were transferred from the old church.

Inscription

HONOUR ROLL

[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
L Attwater view
Private T A Clement World War 1 3267 AIF 2nd Brigade France view
Private R Cobban World War 2 NX153276 AIF 37/52 Australian Infantry Battalion view
Private F E Fitzroy World War 2 NX98620 AIF 2/27 Australian Infantry Battalion view
Sergeant T L James World War 2 NX150710 AIF 15th Australian Ind Pro Pl view
Private C F James World War 2 NX84289 AIF 2/6th Australian Infantry Battalion view
Gunner D R James World War 2 NX163636 AIF 2/2 Anti Aircraft Regiment view
Lieutenant C John World War 2 NX117484 AIF 2nd Port Detachment AASC view
Lance Bombardier A Shephard World War 2 NF409125 AIF Heavy Artillery Sydney FD view
Sergeant H B Shephard World War 2 NX23835 AIF 2/6 Field Artillery view
Address
247 Old Northern Road
Castle Hill NSW 2154
Local Government Area
  • The Hills Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Ronald L McIntosh
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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