The Memorial Board is made of pressed embossed copper and it lists 44 residents from the area who signed up for the First World War. Eight of the veterans listed on the memorial board died in active service. Fourteen are unable to be identified on the AIF database or on the NAA databases.
Pitstone is approximately 8/10km south east of Young NSW in the vicinity of Laming Flat, Chinese Gardens, Chainman’s Dam and Sawpit Gully. It was a Chinese gold mining area during the gold rush days. Sawpit Gully was previous named Back Creek.
A newspaper notice from 26 April 1923 gives one teacher's name as E S Sinclair. This could be a match for S E Sinclair, as on S E Sinclair, his service records state that he was a teacher at Pitstone.
The Memorial Board is most likely the honour roll for those who served from Pitstone, near Young. This article from Trove referred to the Honour Roll at Pitstone Public School on 28 August 1923.
On the Memorial Board one veteran, Mr Raynor's name is listed as Killed in Action. Unable to identify Mr. Raynor on the Roll of Honour and Embarkation Rolls at the Australian War Memorial.
The Memorial Board can be found in the Lambing Flat Museum, Young along with many other old memorial boards from the area.
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