Bangalow-Clunes Great War Honour Roll and Memorial Sculpture

Bangalow-Clunes Great War Honour RollBangalow-Clunes Great War Honour Roll, close-up of namesClose-up of sculpture near Bangalow-Clunes Great War Honour Roll
Description

Outside the entrance to Bangalow RSL Memorial Hall is a bronze bust of a First World War soldier. It was conceived and created by sculptor Susan Kaden, working from her studio in Huonbrook. The statue is mounted on a plinth, made of stone from Tregeagle, created by stonemason Albie Hartnett of Possum Creek. 

Funds for the sculpture were provided by the Armistice Centenary Grant, which stipulated the artwork must represent a typical First World War soldier. Kaden modelled the bust on Private Patrick Bugden, who attended the Bangalow Public School from 1903 to 1905. He was killed in action on 28 September 1917 and posthumously received the Victoria Cross for his gallantry.

Inside the hall is a simple timber honour roll, also for the First World War. At the top of the board is a green banner, which highights the inscription and displays the end year of the war as 1919, rather than 1918. The names are printed in gold in five columns, with a separate section in the fifth column for Prisoners of War.

The roll was designed and made by Stuart Pratley of Bangalow and the names were researched over a three-year period by Colin Draper, a member of the Bangalow RSL.

Both memorials were unveiled and dedicated on 28 September 2019 by Justine Elliott MP and Major Warren Walsh of the 41st Battalion.

Access to the honour roll is restricted to the opening hours of the hall. 

Materials
  • Bronze
  • Timber
Inscription

THE GREAT WAR 1914–1919
BANGALOW-CLUNES DISTRICT
FOR YOUR TOMORROWS THESE GAVE THEIR TODAY
[Names]
POW
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private R J Ainsworth First World War, 1914–18 Died of accident (DOA) 4973 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 26th Battalion Somme 1916 - 1917 view
Private J Akers First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 3105 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 52nd Battalion Ypres Salient 1917 view
Private J C Alcorn First World War, 1914–18 Died of wounds (DOW) 3346 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 55th Battalion Somme 1918 view
Private C D Alexander First World War, 1914–18 Died of wounds (DOW) 2528 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 41st Battalion Somme 1916 - 1917 view
Private C L Ansbacher First World War, 1914–18 Died of disease (DOD) 3498 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 41st Battalion Somme 1918 view
Corporal S A Archer First World War, 1914–18 Died of wounds (DOW) 564 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 25th Battalion Somme 1918 view
Private J Archibald First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 5524 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 47th Battalion Somme 1916 - 1917 view
Private W H Armfield First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 2382 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 49th Battalion Somme 1918 view
Private T B Armfield First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 4444 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 9th Battalion Somme 1916 - 1917 view
Private A J Armstrong First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 7442 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 52nd Battalion Somme 1918 view
Address
Bangalow RSL Memorial Hall
13-15 Station Street
Bangalow NSW 2479
Local Government Area
  • Byron Shire
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
  • Statue/sculpture/artwork
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established date
2019
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
09/28/2019
Dedication date
28 September 2019
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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