Edgeroi Roll of Honour

Edgeroi Roll of HonourEdgeroi train stationEdgeroi train station with train approaching
Description

Stone plaque was originally fixed to the wall of the railway station building at Edgeroi, which is between Narrabri and Moree.

Additional information by Sydney Trains:

"The honour roll was purchased by the Edgeroi community, and unveiled by Rev. Canon Villiers-Reid, as the war turned desperate. It listed 25 local brave lads, of whom 9 were wounded and one who paid the ultimate sacrifice"
[Narrabri Courier 18/03/1918].

The memorial was produced by renowned Narrabri momumental stonemason and terrazzo artist  Michael W Hardy (1867-1950). Other war memorials by Hardy are located at Narrabri, Breeza, Duri and Edgeroi. Hardy was a Freemason and his memorials feature a distinctive "Masonic" style with the use of white marble and delicate black inlay linework, black and white checked floors, columns supporting architectural pediments, crossed flags, scolls and banners and military insignia.

In 2007 the honour roll was moved to a rest stop near Edgeroi Fuel Shop but following the closing down of the fuel shop, is currently in possession by Council in secure storage. Working with the Edgeroi Community, 'Council will be looking at securing the long term future of the Edgeroi Roll of Honour ... to secure a site fitting for this important piece of history.' [Narrabri Shire, Edgeroi Roll of Honour, Decisive Council action preserves Edgeroi Roll of Honour, 23/03/2018].

 

 

Inscription

1914 For King and Country 19
Edgeroi Roll of Honour

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
G Ackland view
H Bowden view
S.E. Draper view
J Druce view
J.M. Dwyer view
H Everett view
C.T. Gagan view
E Gagan view
H.G. Hinds view
T Knight view
Address
46-48 Maitland Street
Narrabri NSW 2390
Location/surrounding area
Currently with Narrabri Shire Council in storage (originally at Edgeroi Train Station then a rest stop near Edgeroi Fuel Shop )
Recorded by
Paul W Horder. Sydney Trains
Established date
1918
Dedication date
1918
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914-1918

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