McKees Hill Second World War Honour Roll

McKees Hill Honour Roll 1939-1945Clovass-McKees Hill Soldiers Memorial Hall
Description

The timber honour roll is located in the foyer of the Clovass-McKees Hill Soldiers Memorial Hallcommemorating those from the McKees Hill area who served in the Second World War. It was once located in the McKees Hill School, which was established in April 1887 and closed in March 1976. It was known as the Tomki School until June 1923. The McKees Hill Parents and Citizens Association held a meeting on 13 April 1946 to discuss completion of an honour roll. The Northern Star on 17 July 1946 reported at a monthly meeting held that same month, the names were ready and the work was due in the following weeks. The unveiling occured around August. At the school's Anzac Day Service held in April 1947, the school had two rolls.

Inscription

McKEES HILL
HONOUR ROLL
1939
1945
[Names]
KILLED +
DROWNED o

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
B Abbott World War 2 view
Private R A Armstrong World War 2 KIA 21/11/1942 NX2375 Army 2/1st Aust Inf Battalion Papua, New Guinea view
Lance Corporal G E Armstrong World War 2 KIA 10/11/1942 NX47631 Army 2/1st Aust Inf Battalion Papua, New Guinea view
S Ashton World War 2 Army view
Private J Becker World War 2 NX69679 Army 2/6th Battalion view
Gunner P Bugden World War 2 NX134848 (N167483) Army 231 Aust L Anti Aircraft Batt view
Gunner R R Gay World War 2 NX18499 Army HQ RAA 1 Aust Corps view
Corporal J Gilligan World War 2 NX65704 Army 2/103 General Trans Coy view
Corporal E Goodwin World War 2 61190 RAAF 14th Mobile Works Squad view
Lieutenant C A Graham World War 2 QX132 Army 2/9th Aust Inf Battalion view
Address
Cnr Bruxner Highway and Fig Tree Lane
Clovass-McKees Hill Soldiers Memorial Hall
McKees Hill NSW 2480
Local Government Area
  • Richmond Valley Council
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1946
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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