Newcastle High School 1914-1918 Honour Roll


The memorial is located in the Drama Theatre (former Assembly Hall) with access by arrangement during school hours. It was relocated from the Tyrrell Street site to Waratah in 1934 when Newcastle Boys High School was opened at Waratah.

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 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."

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."


1914 [NHS crest] 1918


[post nominal decorations follow the names]

* Killed in action

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private W Derkenne World War I returned to Australia 7032 Army 17th Infantry Battalion view
T/ Sergeant S Dixon World War I returned to Australia 16041 Army 2nd Company AASC 1st Division Train view
Private J Donald World War I died of wounds 7037 Army 17th Infantry Battalion France view
Private A Douglass World War I returned to Australia 11950 Army 5th Machine Gun Battalion view
Private M Downie World War I returned to Australia 414 Army 34th Infantry Battalion view
Gunner J Evans World War I returned to Australia 53599 Army 13th Field Artillery Brigade view
Private R B Fitzgerald World War I Troopship recalled 67858 Army 27th NSW General Reinforcement view
Petty Officer D Fraser World War I returned to Australia 64 Army 1st RAN Bridging Train view
Private R Frith World War I returned to Australia 59026 Army 17th Infantry Battalion view
Private G Gray World War I returned to Australia 2315 Army 33rd Infantry Battalion view
Turton Road,
Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus,
Waratah NSW 2298
Local Government Area
  • Newcastle, City of
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Newcastle Boys High School Old Boys Association
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Dedication date: 
Dedication date
25 April 1922
  • First World War, 1914–18

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