Halls Creek, via Manilla World War 2 Memorial Tablet

Halls Creek, via Manilla World War 2 Memorial Tablet
Description

This marble memorial tablet was once located in the Halls Creek Hall which became a private residence. It is now located in the military room at the Manilla Heritage Museum conducted by the Manilla Historical Society.

The tablet commemorates Roy (Arthur Roy) Blackwell and Stanley Roberts.

Born on 13 September 1915 at Manilla, Blackwell 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 of illness on 19 June 1945 in Borneo and his death is commemorated in the Labuan War Cemetery, Labuan, Malaysia.

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
197 Manilla Street
Manilla NSW 2346
Location/surrounding area
Manilla Heritage Museum
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Conflict/s
World War 2

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