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 Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private J Ivin World War I returned to Australia 59327 Army 18th Infantry Battalion view
Private C K Jacka World War I returned to Australia 7063 Army 17th Infantry Battalion view
Staff Sergeant H Jameson World War I returned to Australia 14373 Army 1st Field Artillery Brigade view
Captain C Jeffries World War I killed in action Army 34th Infantry Battalion Belgium view
Sergeant E H Jones World War I killed in action 320 Army 4th Field Ambulance France view
Sergeant R Kilpatrick World War I died of wounds 588 Army 18th Infantry Battalion France view
Private F S Lancaster World War I returned to Australia 5715 Army 13th Infantry Battalion view
Second Lieutenant R Lasker World War I killed in Action 9959 RAF 25th Squadron Royal Air Force France view
Sapper W Lochrin World War I returned to Australia 23031 Army 1st Australian Wireless Signal Squadron view
Lance Corporal M Loudon World War I returned to Australia 2136 Army 1st Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company 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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