The Manly Surf Club - World War 1 Honour Board

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Description

The Memorial Honour Board has a solid backing on which are mounted silver/chrome plated insignias, the main one of which is a hand cut. A list of about 61 names over three columns.

Many young members of the MSC answered the call in both wars.

It is unknown when, but apparently contemporary to the end of each war, both the WW1 and WW2 Honour Boards were established by the MSC.

The original honour board was badly damaged, with the metal plaques being corroded. Until recently, it had been lost for many years.
The MSC plans to restore the two Honour Boards, identify as many persons as possible named thereon and appropriately cause their sacrifices and efforts to be acknowledged not only at the MSC, but throughout the Northern Beaches and elsewhere by Anzac Day 2015.

The restoration of the WW1 Honour Board was completed in 2014, the work undertaken by "Warne's". This was facilitated by funding from the Veteran Affair's Community War Memorials Fund. 

The restoration of the board uncovered that Benjamin M & Benjamin S were sadly killed, and probably brothers.

 

Please note, the MSC should not be confused with the nearby Manly Life Saving Club (MLSC). The latter formed some years afterwards and is that which now voluntarily patrols the beach, competes in surf carnivals and the like; whereas MSC was founded in 1907 as a club for surfers, although many members also joined MLSC. This is the current status with both clubs functioning separately, but amicably, since their respective times of inception.

 

Also included in the images is a painting of surfers by Jeanette McLeod 1910. Note that Cecil Healy is depicted in this.

 

 

Also see The Manly Surf Club - World War 2 Honour Board

Inscription

MEMBERS OF THE MANLY SURF CLUB WHO ANSWERED THE CALL

The Great War

1914 - 1919

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
E S Anderson World War 1 view
J Arnott World War 1 view
J Dyson Austen World War 2 view
Dr (Not specified) A’Court World War 1 view
R Beattie World War 1 view
M O Benjamin World War 1 KIA view
S O Benjamin World War 1 KIA view
Keith Bennett World War 1 view
O B Bevan World War 2 view
R Bloomfield World War 1 view
Address
8 South Steyne Street
Manly NSW 2095
Recorded by
Mr. Michael Maher and Mr. Scott Calcraft - Manly Surf Club
Conflict/s
World War 1

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