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Newcastle High School 1914-1918 Honour Roll

Newcastle High School 1914-1918 Honour Roll
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Description / Background

The memorial is a marble honour roll. It is located in the Drama Theatre, formerly the Assembly Hall, of Callaghan College, Waratah Technology Campus, originally known as Newcastle Boys High. The roll was to relocated from the previous site in Tyrrell Street, Newcastle in 1934, when Newcastle Boys High School was opened at Waratah.

From The Novocastrian, Volume 12, No. 1, September 1922:

The Roll of Honour is of the Ionic order in design. The plinth is of white Carara marble, as are the bases and capitals of the columns. The fluted shafts of the columns are polished Australian Spring Hill marble.  

The entablature, frieze and cornice are Carara marble with a highly polished surface. On the pediment, richly carved, is the monogram of the school set in a laurel wreath.

The panel bearing the names is 4 ft by 2 ft 6 in [1220 mm x 763 mm] and the overall size is 5 ft 4 in by 5 ft 7 in [1635 mm x 1703 mm]. 

The memorial is the work of Messrs. Meldrum and Markey, with the co-operation of Mr Scoular, and in its technical excellence and artistic effect is a work of which the school may well be proud.

The memorial was unveiled on Anzac Day 1922 in the Assembly Hall of Newcastle High School, Tyrrell Street Newcastle in the presence of Mr C.R. Smith the first headmaster of the school and Mr and Mrs Jeffries, parents of Clarence Jeffries VC. It commemorates 90 former pupils of the school who enlisted during World War I.

Access to the memorial is by arrangement during school hours.


1914 [NHS crest] 1918

[Names and post nominal decorations]

* Killed in action

Veterans listed on this memorial

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Lance Sergeant M K D Arkell World War I 341 Army France view
Lieutenant E Armstrong World War I 3004 Army view
Corporal H R Arnold World War I 4128A Army view
Private W Aubrey World War I 6949 Army view
Private R Baker World War I 5040 Army view
Sapper C Bate World War I 7343 Army view
Private T Beveridge World War I 7449 Army view
Private T Brown World War I 90739 Army view
Warrant Officer Class 1 W Brownlee World War I 6464 Army view
Lieutenant T Cadell World War I Army Gallipoli view

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Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus
Turton Road
Waratah NSW 2298
Local Government Area
Newcastle, City of
Building – inside
Location status
Memorial type
Recorded by
Newcastle Boys High School Old Boys Association
Dedication date
25 April 1922
First World War, 1914–18