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Barraba First World War Roll of Honor

Barraba First World War Roll of Honor
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Barraba First World War Roll of Honor, close-up of names
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Description / Background

This war memorial is a paper honour roll for members of the Barraba community who served in the First World War. Their names are printed neatly in three columns in the centre of the page. It is presented in a timber frame, inset with a pane of glass. 

The top of the page features decorative elements, including crossed flags, a crown, the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces emblem, and a descending dove holding a sprig in its mouth. At the bottom of the page is the Commonwealth Coat of Arms. 

On either side of the names are two classical columns, wrapped in banners that list the names of various battles in which Australians served. At the base of each column is a female figure holding a wreath. Both women sit on pedestals. The left pedestal has the words 'Victory' and '1914'. The right pedestal has 'Freedom' and '1919'.

The roll is a template-style document, printed by Tipper Printers of Maitland, founded in 1861. Other example using this template can be found in many country towns in NSW. 

It is uncertain when the memorial was dedicated, or where it was located at that time. It is now found in the Barraba Historical Museum.

The Nandewar Historical Society provided a typed copy of the roll, which is available for viewing when the museum is open to the public.

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Inscription

Left column

Gallipoli, Pozieres, Ypres, Somme, Messines, Victory, 1914

Centre of page

[Australian Commonwealth Military Forces emblem]
Roll of Honor

Barraba
[Names]

Right column

Palestine, Armentieres, Bullecourt, Passchendaele, Villers-Bretonneux, Freedom, 1919

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Driver S Aiton First World War, 1914–18 50823 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
H Akers First World War, 1914–18 view
Driver J Allingham First World War, 1914–18 704 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Driver O L Ashford First World War, 1914–18 13181 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
D Baker First World War, 1914–18 view
Private H Baldock First World War, 1914–18 2666 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Sapper F C Bartier First World War, 1914–18 52552 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
L Bickle First World War, 1914–18 view
Private H M Blackall First World War, 1914–18 2523 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
R Blackall First World War, 1914–18 view

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Address
Barraba Historical Museum
71 Queens Street
Barraba NSW 2347
Local Government Area
Tamworth Regional Council
Setting
Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Materials
Paper