Leigh Memorial Church Second World War Roll of Honour and Book of Remembrance

David RodenPeter Levarre-WatersDavid RodenPeter Levarre-WatersDavid RodenDavid RodenPeter Levarre-WatersPeter Levarre-WatersPeter Levarre-WatersPeter Levarre-WatersPeter Levarre-WatersPeter Levarre-WatersPeter Levarre-WatersPeter Levarre-WatersPeter Levarre-WatersDavid Roden
Description

A small, polished wooden board with names and inscriptions in gilt. The board is decorated with carved wooden columns at each side and in the centre a wooden torch incorporating a red flame-shaped lamp. Below the torch is a shelf on which a Book of Remembrance is displayed.

Inscription

Top of board:

1939 - 1945 Roll of Honour World War II. In memory of those who gave their lives.

[Names]

[Torch carving]

Below the torch:

In honour of those who served their names are written here in the Book of Remembrance.

Brass plate at base of board:

This board was given in memory of Brian Charles Taylor O'Reilly who died on April 27th 1946 aged 24 years, 'Greater love hath no man than this.'

Cover of book:

Book of Remembrance. Leigh Memorial Methodist Church Parramatta

Title page:

Leigh Memorial Church Parramatta. Book of Remembrance recording the names of those connected with this Church who served in the Second Great World War, 1939 - 1945. A vision flamed above, a voice within spoke clear, the symbol of Christ's mighty love shone radiant and near.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Arthur Beasley World War 2 2/6 Aust Survey Bty Middle East, SW Pacific view
Earl Napier Bensley World War 2 4 Aust Watercraft W/shp SW Pacific view
Reginald James Bensley World War 2 6 Aust Army Tps Coy. Australia view
Mervyn Harold Birch World War 2 2 Aust A/Tk Reg Middle East view
Alan William Bowman World War 2 2/10 Aust Docks RAE SW Pacific view
Keith Mac Farland Brown World War 2 2/15 Aust Fd. Reg Malaya view
Keith McF Brown World War 2 DOS view
Ross Wheaton Carpenter World War 2 2/7 Aust Fd. Amb. SW Pacific view
Raymond Joseph Carrington World War 2 RAAF 23 Sqn RAAF SW Pacific view
Robert Cornelius Charters World War 2 43 Bty 111 Aust A/Tk Reg Australia view
Address
119 Macquarie Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Local Government Area
  • Parramatta Council, City of
Setting
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
  • Memorial book/Book of Remembrance
Recorded by
David Roden. Images also by Peter Levarre-Waters.
Established Date format: 
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Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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