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Narrabri District School 1914–1919 Roll of Honour and Drinking Fountains

Narrabri District School 1914–1919 Roll of Honour and Drinking Fountains
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Description / Background

A marble mosaic roll of honour for the First World War is attached to an exterior wall of the Narrabri Public School, formerly known as the Narrabri District School. It was constructed by M.W. Hardy of Narrabri, patent No 12679. There are also two bright blue, cast iron drinking fountains, donated by the members of the John Vinal Whiteman family, located in the foyer.

Mr John Brooks of the Narrabri Historical Society has supplied the following information about the history of this memorial:

This memorial was originally comprised of two Honour Rolls and was created in 1919 by Mr M.W. Hardy. The rolls were unveiled in April 1919 by the Premier of NSW, along with two memorial drinking fountains which are now located in the foyer of the main building at Narrabri Public School. The rolls were erected by the school's Parents and Citizens Association to record those ex-pupils and teachers of the school who had enlisted for service in the First World War, 21 of whom paid the supreme sacrifice. In 1932, one of the rolls fell and was damaged beyond repair.


1914 Narrabri District School Roll of Honour 1919

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
W Allison World War 1 view
T Avery World War 1 view
F Bloomfield World War 1 view
J Broad World War 1 view
H Burns World War 1 view
R Cameron World War 1 view
A Cameron World War 1 view
H Conway World War 1 view
Sister Eena Copeman World War 1 view
H Cosgrove World War 1 view

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Narrabri Public School
90 Barwan Street
Narrabri NSW 2390
Local Government Area
Narrabri Shire
Building – outside
Memorial type
Fountain/Drinking fountain
Recorded by
Narrabri West Public School
Year of construction
First World War, 1914–18