Newcastle High School 1914-1918 Honour Roll

Description

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."

Inscription

1914 [NHS crest] 1918

[Names]

[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
Driver K Mitchell World War I returned to Australia 28135 Army 4th Division Ammunition Column view
Sergeant E H Jones World War I killed in action 320 Army 4th Field Ambulance France view
Gunner L Cooke World War I returned to Australia 33813 Army 4th Field Artillery Brigade view
Driver B Helmore World War I returned to Australia 30249 Army 4th Field Artillery Brigade view
Private P Morrissey World War I killed in action 344 Army 4th Infantry Battalion Gallipoli view
Private W Aubrey World War I returned to Australia 6949 Army 4th Infantry Battalion view
Corporal D J Shearman World War I returned to Australia 2005 Army 51st Infantry Battalion view
Sergeant L McCurley World War I returned to Australia 2557 Army 54th Infantry Battalion view
Captain A Hirst World War I discharged to Indian Army 326 Army 54th Infantry Battalion view
Corporal H R Arnold World War I returned to Australia 4128A Army 54th Infantry Battalion view
Address
Turton Road,
Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus,
Waratah NSW 2298
Local Government Area
  • Newcastle, City of
Setting
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Newcastle Boys High School Old Boys Association
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
04/25/1922
Dedication date
25 April 1922
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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