The memorial is a bronze honour roll for the First World War. It is inscribed with 14 names, which are divided into four sections: those who served, returned from active service, invalided from camp, and volunteered.
The roll was made by the Wunderlich Company of Sydney, well-known makers of decorative bronze memorials. It has stylised features and a high level of craftsmanship that is typical of their work.
The roll was unveiled on the night of 22 January 1923 at the Brodies Plains Hall. The ceremony was conducted by Mr Stammer and the unveiling was performed by Mrs Fowler, mother of Aubrey Arthur Fowler who was the first soldier from the district who was killed in the war (Inverell Times, 23 January 1923). As a Gunner in the 10th Field Artillery, he died of wounds on 8 January 1917. He is listed in the first section of the roll.
The roll has since been moved to the RSL Museum at the Inverell Pioneer Village. Access to it is restricted to the opening hours of the museum and village.
Erected to the following soldiers of Brodies Plains who
served for God, King & Country in the Great War 1914–19.
Returned from active service abroad
Invalided from camp
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflicts||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit||Campaign||Link|
|Alex||Osborne||First World War, 1914–18||view|
|Gunner||Aubrey||Fowler||First World War, 1914–18||Died of wounds (DOW)||1724||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||10th Field Artillery Brigade||Somme 1916 - 1917||view|
|Charles||Osborne||First World War, 1914–18||view|
|Private||Clarence||Fowler||First World War, 1914–18||59401||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||18th Battalion||view|
|Private||Edward||Mallise||First World War, 1914–18||Died of disease (DOD)||N86435||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||Recruitment Depot - Sydney||view|
|Private||George||Halliday||First World War, 1914–18||3307||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||33rd Battalion||view|
|Herbert||Halliday||First World War, 1914–18||view|
|Private||Horace||Folbigg||First World War, 1914–18||Died of wounds (DOW)||228||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||36th Battalion||view|
|Private||Howard||Fraser||First World War, 1914–18||1115||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||3rd Battalion||view|
|Private||James||Salmon||First World War, 1914–18||3508||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||56th Battalion||view|