Castle Hill, St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church Honour Roll (WW1 and WW2)

Castle 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) - up closeCastle Hill, St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church Honour Roll (WW1 and WW2) - emblem up closeOld Presbyterian Church 1939Old Presbyterian Church foundation stoneOld and New Presbyterian Church street viewNew Presbyterian Church foundation stone 1976

Attached to the wall adjacent to the church entrance you find the honour roll hanging between the Australian and the British flags. The stained wooden honour board lists 15 veterans from the local area who attended the church. The memorial board with its gold lettering and wooden scrolls on either side of the veterans' names is 600mm wide and 900mm high.

The foundation stone for the Presbyterian Church in Castle Hill was unveiled on 2 September 1939 by Reverend G M Scott Home Missions Superintendent, 1936-1939. The new modern St Columba’s Presbyterian Church Castle Hill was opened on 6 March 1976 and the memorial boards were transferred from the old Presbyterian Church.

No record of L Attwater can be found with connections to the Castle Hill / Hills Shire area on the National Archives Australia data base, WW1 AIF database or on the WW2 Nominal Rolls. L Attwater is listed in Hills Hero’s with no information. Miss L Attwater is listed as an officer for The new Presbyterian Church to be erected at Castle Hill in the Hills District. Hills District [NEW CHURCH (1939, February 15). The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta), p. 4.]



[list of names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Gunner J A Wharfe World War 2 N460989 AIF 474 Heavy AA Troop view
Gunner R A Wharfe World War 2 NX106074 AIF 53rd Australian AA Regiment New Guinea view
Lance Sergeant J Westgarth World War 2 NX38842 AIF 13th Australian Small Ships Company AATNC view
Private J Swan World War 2 NX50834 AIF 8 Division Mobile Laundry AAOC New Guinea 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
Lieutenant H W Shephard World War 2 S/V87 RAN HMRS Kuttabul view
Lieutenant C John World War 2 NX117484 AIF 2nd Port Detachment AASC 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
247 Old Northern Road
Castle Hill NSW 2154
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St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church
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Ronald L McIntosh
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