St Matthew's Anglican Church Great War Honour Roll, Wingham

St Matthew's Anglican ChurchMarble Tablet 1 - names A-EMarble Tablet 2 - names E-LMarble Tablet 3 - names L-SMarble Tablet 4 - names S-WSt Matthew's Anglican Church sign
Description

An honour roll inscribed over four slabs of marble, set within the lych gate at the entrance to St Matthew's Anglican Church, Wingham. The gate was built with the purpose of housing the rolls. They detail 139 names of town and district soldiers.

On 19 September 1919, Mrs Machin, honorary treasurer and Reverend H. Kitley of the Church of England, Parish of Wingham, advertised for the public to contribute to the honour roll to be erected at the gateway of the church. A month later, the Parochial Council and Women's Guild of the Church of England decided to establish a lych gate with attached marble rolls for the whole parish. The design and plans for the whole construction to be worked out by James Chambers of Killabah sawmills. The cost of the work to be met by donations.

The unveiling took place on Wednesday 12 November 1919. The Wingham Chronicle, 14 November 1919 described the lych gate and the ceremony undertaken by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle. 

Inscription

Marble Tablet 1:

HONOUR ROLL
Great War
[Names A-E]

Marble Tablet 2:

HONOUR ROLL
Church of England
[Names E-L]

Marble Tablet 3:

HONOUR ROLL
Wingham Parish
[Names L-S]

Marble Tablet 4:

HONOUR ROLL
1914/1919
[Names S-Y]
Munitions Workers
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private G W Abbott World War 1 3792 AIF 18th Battalion view
Private S F Abbott World War 1 3056 AIF 18th Battalion view
Private T L Amos World War 1 2301 AIF Aust Fly Corps view
Private R M Baly World War 1 59120 AIF 17th Battalion view
Private A Betts World War 1 1061 AIF 3rd Division Train view
Driver C M Bird World War 1 2151 AIF 1st Field Coy Engin view
Private L C Bird World War 1 KIA 18.9.1918 2561/3107 AIF 12th Battalion Hindenburg Line, France view
Private H H Bishop World War 1 1074 AIF 34th Battalion view
Private W J Bishop World War 1 2577 AIF 3rd Battalion view
Private L C V Bosanquet World War 1 3021 AIF 7th L H Regiment view
Address
7-11 Bent Street
Wingham NSW 2429
Local Government Area
  • Mid-Coast Council
Setting
  • Building – outside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1919
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
12 November 1919
Dedication date
12 November 1919
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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