Roy Blackwell and Stanley Roberts Memorial Plaque

Halls Creek, via Manilla World War 2 Memorial Tablet
Description

This marble memorial tablet commemorates Roy (Arthur Roy) Blackwell and Stanley Roberts. It was once located in the Halls Creek Hall which became a private residence. It was moved to the military room at the Manilla Heritage Museum, conducted by the Manilla Historical Society.

Notes on veterans' names:

  • Roy Blackwell was born on 13 September 1915 at Manilla. He enlisted at Manilla on 1 November 1939. As a sergeant in the 2/2 Australian Infantry Battalion, he was killed in action in Papua on 5 November 1942, and is listed on the Port Moresby Memorial.
  • Stanley Roberts was born on 27 February 1917 and the birth was registered at Tamworth. Living at Woolbrook, he enlisted in Tamworth on 18 June 1940. As a private in the 2/18 Australian Infantry Battalion, he died as a prisoner of war from illness on 19 June 1945 in Borneo, and his death is commemorated in the Labuan War Cemetery, Labuan, Malaysia.
Materials
  • Marble
Inscription

LEST WE FORGET
ROY BLACKWELL
STANLEY ROBERTS
THEY ANSWERED THEIR COUNTRY'S CALL

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Sergeant Roy Blackwell World War 2 KIA 5/11/1942 NX1864 Army 2/2 Aust Inf Battal Papua New Guinea view
Private Stanley Roberts World War 2 DOD 19/6/1945 NX40215 Army 2/18 Aust Inf Battal Borneo view
Address
Manilla Heritage Museum
197 Manilla Street
Manilla NSW 2346
Local Government Area
  • Tamworth Regional Council
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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