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
Lieutenant T Cadell World War I died of wounds Army 3rd Infantry Battalion Gallipoli view
Warrant Officer Class 1 W Brownlee World War I returned to Australia 6464 Army 33rd Infantry Battalion view
Private T Brown World War I demobilised in Australia 90739 Army Central Recruiting Depot view
Private T Beveridge World War I returned to Australia 7449 Army 3rd Infantry Battalion view
Sapper C Bate World War I returned to Australia 7343 Army 7th Field Company Engineers view
Private R Baker World War I returned to Australia 5040 Army 1st Infantry Battalion view
Private W Aubrey World War I returned to Australia 6949 Army 4th Infantry Battalion view
Corporal H R Arnold World War I returned to Australia 4128A Army 54th Infantry Battalion view
Lieutenant E Armstrong World War I returned to Australia 3004 Army 55th Infantry Battalion view
Lance Sergeant M K D Arkell World War I died of wounds 341 Army 30th Infantry Battalion France 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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