Mental Hospital Parramatta – WW1 Roll of Honor

Mental Hospital Parramatta - administration office from garden rightMental Hospital Parramatta - inside main entrance to administration office - WW1 Roll of Honor with Will Longstaff printsMental Hospital Parramatta – WW1 Roll of Honor with Will Longstaff printsMental Hospital Parramatta – WW1 Roll of Honor - close upMental Hospital Parramatta – WW1 Roll of Honor - close upMental Hospital Parramatta - administration office from garden left
Description

The World War 1 'Roll of Honor' is mounted high on the wall inside the front entrance of Parramatta Mental Hospital’s (Hospital for the Insane) old main Administration Office Building. The Old Parramatta Mental Hospital Administration Office is now a historical site and it is occupied by Sydney University.

The WW1 memorial board is made of polished solid marble in three different colours with inlaid, engraved gold lettering on white marble. It measures 1.2m wide by 1.75m tall.

On each side of the memorial board there is a print from a painting by Will Longstaff. Both prints are .83m wide and .61m tall. On the left-hand side is 'The Immortal Shrine' and on the right-hand side, 'Menin Gate at Midnight'. 

Fifteen (15) of forty-eight (48) veterans listed on the memorial board paid the supreme sacrifice and did not return home from the First World War.

Six (6) of forty-eight (48) names listed can’t be positively identified with a connection to the Mental Hospital on the National Archives Australian (NAA) web site, the AIF project data base of UNSW Canberra or on the Australian War Memorial data base.    

Inscription

Mental Hospital Parramatta

1914 Roll of Honor 1918

To those who have answered their country’s call

[list of names]

Erected by officers and staff

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Sapper W Barry World War 1 KIA 12.10.1917 10531 / 37 AIF 34th Battalion 3rd Division Signal Co. Belguim view
Corporal T Baxter World War 1 KIA 11.08.1918 3012 AIF 13th Infantry Battalion view
Private A J Butler World War 1 KIA 12.10.1917 4244 AIF 30th Infantry Battalion Belguim view
Private T T Cartmell World War 1 152 AIF 4th Infantry Battalion Gallipoli view
Private W J Choldcroft World War 1 237 AIF 2nd Machine Gun Battalion France view
Private J W Cockayne World War 1 17548 AIF 34th Infantry Battalion France view
Gunner P Commons World War 1 KIA 08.10.1918 17138 AIF 5th Field Artillery Brigade France view
Major W J Connolly World War 1 AIF Australian Army Medical Corps France view
Private L Croffey World War 1 8951 AIF 2nd Field Ambulance France view
Private A Cushing World War 1 4247 AIF 30th Infantry Battalion France view
Address
Cumberland Hospital
Eastern Circuit near Fleet Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Location/surrounding area
Cumberland Hospital - Eastern Circuit near Fleet Street [-33.802542, 151.000518]
Recorded by
Ronald L McIntosh
Conflict/s
World War 1

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