This honour board commemorates members of the Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club who died in service or were killed in action in World War II. The cedar board has nine photographs and small plaques attached.
The club's archives indicate that at the outbreak of World War II, the club had 68 members, of which 64 enlisted. Nine members paid the supreme sacrifice.
The Daily Examiner on 24 October 1945 reported: "Mr. Hall, branch president, donated £10/10/ for an honour roll to the memory of members from all clubs within the branch who paid the supreme sacrifice. The honour roll was to be placed in the Coff's Harbour Surf Club house, the present branch headquarters.
[Nine photographs, each with a name plaque underneath containing service details.]
Plaque under honour board:
the memory of the members
of Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club
who gave their lives whilst on service
1939-45 World War
"Lest We Forget"
This memorial was commissioned by
Chris and Shane Williams whose family
has a tradition of membership of this club
since its inception in 1923
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit||Campaign||Link|
|Sergeant||James||Donn-Patterson||Second World War, 1939–45||Killed in action (KIA)||403132||Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)||23 Oper Train Unit||Air war over Europe 1940–1945||view|
|Corporal||Ernest Sydney||Franklin||Second World War, 1939–45||Died of wounds (DOW)||NX60295||Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF)||2/17th Aust Inf Batt||North Africa 1940 - 1942||view|
|Sergeant||Colin||Goodenough||Second World War, 1939–45||Killed in action (KIA)||NX133181||Australian Army||19th Battalion||South-West Pacific 1942 - 1945||view|
|Private||Fredrick||Lowery||Second World War, 1939–45||Killed in action (KIA)||N126615||Australian Army||53rd Aust Inf Batt||South-West Pacific 1942 - 1945||view|
|Corporal||Michael||Malouf||Second World War, 1939–45||Killed in action (KIA)||N90324||Australian Army||53rd Aust Inf Batt||South-West Pacific 1942 - 1945||view|
|Private||John (Jack)||Pollett||Second World War, 1939–45||NX44385||Australian Army||3 Res M Tr Company||South-West Pacific 1942 - 1945||view|
|Wing Commander||Douglas C||Riding||Second World War, 1939–45||Killed in action (KIA)||177||Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)||Air Force HDQS||South-West Pacific 1942 - 1945||view|
|Private||Tom||Scott||Second World War, 1939–45||Killed in action (KIA)||NX20054||Australian Army||8th Mob Laun & For Dec Unit||South-West Pacific 1942 - 1945||view|
|Warrant Officer||Berry||Ulrick||Second World War, 1939–45||Killed in action (KIA)||413048||Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)||No. 146 Squad (RAF)||South-West Pacific 1942 - 1945||view|
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