All Saints Anglican Church First World War Honor Roll Reredos, Moree

All Saints' Anglican Church World War I Honor Roll (Reredos), MoreeAll Saints' Anglican Church World War I Honor Roll (Reredos), left panel close upAll Saints' Anglican Church World War I Honor Roll (Reredos), right panel close up
Description

An ornately carved timber honor roll for the First World War, located behind the altar of All Saints Anglican Church, Moree. The roll contains three panels. The central panel is decorated with a large golden cross, surrounded by the dedication. The left and right panels contain the names. 

The Gwydir Examiner on 27 August 1915 reported "a tablet in honor of the members of the Church of England who fell in the war will be erected in All Saints' Moree, and their names inscribed". On Tuesday 10 December 1918 a meeting of the parishioners of the All Saints' Church at Moree was held to consider the erection of a memorial. After discussion, "it was decided that the memorial take the form of a reredos to be placed in the sanctuary of the church" (Moree Gwydir Examiner, 13 December 1918). It was also decided to erect a tablet in honour of the names on the reredos.

Five months later, the Moree Gwydir Examiner on 13 May 1919 reported the reredos was being placed in the church and was to be dedicated by the Armidale Bishop. It was described as "a very handsome piece of work in carved oak and of decorative Gothic design" with a number of embodied Australian flowers.

A week later the Moree Gwydir Examiner on 20 May 1919 described the dedication that took place on Sunday 18 May. The report provides a detailed account of the dedication as well as a full description of the reredos.

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

Central panel

HONOR ROLL of PARISHIONERS

WHO FELL DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 1918

THE REREDOS IS PLACED TO THEIR MEMORY.

Left and right panels

[Names]

Address
101 Boston Street
Moree NSW 2400
Local Government Area
  • Moree Plains Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Other
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1915-1919
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
05/18/1919
Dedication date
18 May 1919
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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