An elaborately decorated stone roll of honour plaque for the First World War, originally fixed to the wall of the railway station building at Edgeroi, which is between Narrabri and Moree. The memorial does not list an end date for the War.
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 nine were wounded and one who paid the ultimate sacrifice" (Narrabri Courier ,18 March 1918).
The memorial was produced by renowned Narrabri momumental stonemason and terrazzo artist Michael W Hardy (1867-1950). Other rolls by Hardy are located at Narrabri, Breeza and Duri. 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, scrolls, banners and military insignia.
In 2007 the roll was moved to a rest stop near Edgeroi Fuel Shop. Following the closure of the shop, the roll was taken into possession by the local council and placed 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 March 2018].
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Edgeroi Roll of Honour
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