Newcastle High School Honour Roll 1914-1918

Description

 

Extract 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 he 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, in 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.

 

Dedication

Extract from The Novocastrian Volume 12 No. 1 dated September 1922:

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

Inscription

 

Pediment -

1914 [NHS School Crest] 1918

(post nominal decorations follow the names, those who died marked with *)

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private D Horn World War I returned to Australia 4404 Army 1st Light Horse Regiment view
Lieutenant J Herbert World War I returned to Australia Army 1st Pioneer Battalion view
Petty Officer D Fraser World War I returned to Australia 64 Army 1st RAN Bridging Train view
Lance Corporal F V Miller World War I returned to Australia 6548 Army 20th Infantry Battalion view
Private S R Carver World War I returned to Australia 60571 Army 23rd Depot Unit of Supply view
Second Lieutenant R Lasker World War I killed in Action 9959 RAF 25th Squadron Royal Air Force France view
Private R B Fitzgerald World War I Troopship recalled 67858 Army 27th NSW General Reinforcement view
T/ Sergeant S Dixon World War I returned to Australia 16041 Army 2nd Company AASC 1st Division Train view
Sapper A V Collins World War I returned to Australia 16848 Army 2nd Field Company Engineers view
Lieutenant F Smith World War I died of wounds Army 2nd Infantry Battalion Egypt view
Address
Turton Road
Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus
Waratah NSW 2298
Location/surrounding area
Drama Theatre [former Assembly Hall]. Access by arrangement during school hours. The Honour Roll was relocated from the Tyrrell Street site to Waratah in 1934 when Newcastle Boys High School was opened at the Waratah site.
Recorded by
Newcastle Boys High School Old Boys Association
Established date
25/04/1922
Dedication date
unveiled on Anzac Day 1922 in the Assembly Hall of Newcastle High School, in the presence of Mr C.R. Smith the first headmaster, and Mr and Mrs Jeffries, parents of Clarence Jeffries VC. It commemorates 90 former pupils who enlisted during WW1
Conflict/s
World War 1

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