Dorrigo St Stephen's Anglican Church World War One Honor Roll

Description

 

St Stephen the Martyr Church was consecrated on 8 September 1909. The existing Dorrigo Anglican Church was dedicated as a war memorial and consecrated in 1970. 

Early in September 1918, it was reported that 'arrangements are now well in hand to inscribe the names of Church of England adherents who enlisted from the local district on the honor roll', (Don Dorrigo Gazette, 7 September 1918,' C. of E. Honor Board'.)  Canvassers had been appointed as well as a committee to collect names of soldiers and to supervise the printing on the board. The Williamson and Jarrett families donated cedar for the roll. The Don Dorrigo Gazette, 4 December 1918 advertised for more names to ensure that the list of names is complete. Three years later, it was reported in August 1921 that the honor roll had arrived.  The names were executed in gold and the board was English Oak.  The Don Dorrigo Gazette, 10 August 1921 described it 'as a work of art …'  Some difficulties had arisen for it to be transported to Dorrigo because of floods.

The Honor Roll was unveiled on Tuesday 23 August 1921 by Reverend Sidney Smith, ex-chaplain A.I.F.

Inscription

 

ST. STEPHENS
DORRIGO
ROLL OF HONOUR
FOR GOD & RIGHT & LIBERTY
1914  THE GREAT WAR  1919

Address
39 Kurrajong Street
Dorrigo Anglican Church
Dorrigo NSW 2453
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM. Photograph by Vivian Hoskins
Established date
1918-1921
Dedication date
23 Aug 1921
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914-1918

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