Newcastle Boys High School Second World War Memorial Entrance

Description

The memorial is a brick entranceway to Callaghan College, Waratah Technology Campus, originally known as Newcastle Boys High. The entrance faces west, towards Turton Road, Waratah.

Above the main door are the words 'Memorial Entrance World War II 1939-1945'. Two brass honour roll plaques flank the door. At the top of each plaque is the badge of Newcastle Boys High and the school's motto in Latin 'Remis Velisque', meaning 'With oars and sails; with all one's might'. The plaques are inscribed with the names of more than 90 ex-pupils who served. They are listed under the heading 'In remembrance', which may indicate they all died on service. 

The school was has had a number of name changes since it was established. 

Materials
  • Brass
  • Brick
Inscription

Above the entrance

Memorial Entrance World War II 1939 -1945

Plaques

[Latin]
In remembrance
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
W Dann World War 2 view
B E Miller World War 2 view
C H Whyte World War 2 view
A G Declerck World War 2 view
Sergeant H E Barklay Second World War, 1939–45 Died of accident (DOA) 403119 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 289 Squadron view
Pilot Officer W Evans World War 2 DOS 1 August 1943 403426 RAAF 94 Squadron North Africa 1942-1943 view
Address
Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus
Turton Road
Waratah NSW 2298
Local Government Area
  • Newcastle, City of
Setting
  • Building – outside
Memorial type
  • Other
Recorded by
Mr. Robert McLardy
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
09/20/1952
Dedication date
20 September 1952
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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