All Saints' Anglican Church World War I 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

The Gwydir Examiner on 27 August 1915 reported that "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 that 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:

[list of names]

Address
All Saints' Anglican Church
Corner of Boston and Albert Streets
Moree NSW 2400
Local Government Area
  • Moree Plains Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location/surrounding area
Behind the altar
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1915-1919
Dedication date
18/05/1919
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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