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Hay War Memorial Hall and Honour Roll

Hay War Memorial Hall and Honour Roll
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Description / Background

The memorial hall is a substantial brick building in the centre of town. The original hall was established in honour of those who served in the First World War and was opened on 15 June 1932. It was destroyed by fire in 1946 and later rebuilt as a Second World War memorial. 

The Second World War honour roll, located in the foyer, is of timber construction with names and details set in gold leaf on five panels. Veterans' names, under the heading 'In Memory of' are listed on panels one and five. The Navy, Australian Military Force and Air Foce, and their major spheres of operation, each have their own panels in the centre.

Please note, the Australian War Memorial records list: 

  • three R Hannas who died on active service.
  • three JA Morrises who died on active service.
  • no AW Murray, but two A Murrays who died on active service.
  • only one KB Myers. He enlisted from Hay, but was discharged in January 1946.
  • five JJ Ryans who died on active service.
  • four HW Smiths who died on active service.
  • four HW Smiths who died on active service.
  • only an LJ Sommerville and he was killed in action (KIA)
  • no G Williams, but 15 G Williams with middle initials.
Inscription

Hall facade

War Memorial Hall

Roll

Honour Roll
1939-45 World War II 1939 -45

In Memory Of
[Names]

R.A.N. 
Atlantic Mediterranean Red Sea Persian Gulf Indian Ocean Java Sea Coral Sea Pacific

A.M.F. 
Greece Crete Egypt Libya Syria Malaya New Guinea Pacific Borneo

R.A.A.F. 
United Kingdom Europe Atlantic Middle East S E Asia New Guinea S W Pacific

In Memory Of
[Names]

Lest We Forget

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
V B Atkins World War 2 view
J S Braithwaite World War 2 view
A J Browne World War 2 view
H J Bullmore World War 2 view
C J Cain World War 2 view
T W Campbell World War 2 view
A R Cox World War 2 view
G K Cox World War 2 view
G H Daniels World War 2 view
A B Donohoe World War 2 view

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Address
Hay Memorial Hall
Lachlan Street
Hay NSW 2711
Local Government Area
Hay Shire
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Building
Recorded by
David Roden and Peter Levarre-Waters
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45