The roll of honour consists of three timber honour boards located on the first floor of the C B Newling Building, formerly Armidale Teachers' College (ATC). The honour boards record the names, year of attendance at the college and their fate in World War II.
In April 2002 the Armidale Dumaresq Council approved a grant for an honour roll to record the names of every student, ex-student and members of staff of the ATC who enlisted during World War II. It was in 1946 that a voluntary ATC committee collected the names of all who served.
The Book of Remembrance (Volume 1) was completed and dedicated on 19 April 1946 but the other two volumes were not completed. A member of the Friends of the Old Teachers' College, Judith Magnus Grieve (OAM), completed all records in March 2003 and this work provided the names for the timber honour rolls. The Boards completed the war memorial in the upstairs foyer.
It was dedicated on Sunday 9 March 2003 by Retired Chaplain W Howarth RANR, RFD. This honour roll complements the Book of Remembrance and won a Heritage Award from the Armidale Dumaresq Council in 2005.
On Thursday 17 March 2016, additions to the College Honour Boards were dedicated. The dedication was conducted by the Very Reverend Stephen Williams, dean of St Peter's Anglican Cathedral, and Max Taverner, president of the Armidale RSL Sub-Branch. The additions consisted of a photograph of Geoffrey Newling, the youngest son of the founding principal of the College, C B Newling, and wording on the honour roll which paid tribute to the many ex-service personnel who attended the Teachers' College after World War II.
Each timber board:
ARMIDALE TEACHERS' COLLEGE
WORLD WAR II ROLL OF HONOUR
[list of names]
Bottom right of the third (rightmost) board:
46-47 GEOFFREY CECIL NEWLING
The son of Mr Cecil Bede Newling,
Armidale Teachers' College
is representative of the many
who served their country
and trained at the College
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit||Campaign||Link|
|Warrant Officer||Henry Larsen Walter||Granfield||Second World War, 1939–45||432787||Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)||Aircrew Allocation Centre||view|
|Warrant Officer||Vernon Francis||Hart||Second World War, 1939–45||422554||Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)||A/C Allocation Centre||view|
|Leading Aircraftman||Francis Desmond||Purcell||Second World War, 1939–45||62475||Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)||5 Aircraft Depot||view|
|Pilot Officer||Brian Augustine||Raftery||Second World War, 1939–45||432264||Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)||No. 5 Ser Flying Train Sch||view|
|Pilot Officer||Edward Laurence||Wright||Second World War, 1939–45||21716||Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)||RAAF HQD Point Cook - Vict||view|
|Flight Sergeant||Leonard Roy||Young||Second World War, 1939–45||Killed in action (KIA)||424815||Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)||No. 37 Squadron (RAF)||view|
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