The memorial is a polished timber honour roll for the First World War. It has a stately design, with a classical pediment at the top, supported by decorative carved brackets. The pediment is adorned with colourful paintings of the Union Jack and Australian flags, flanking a laurel wreath. There are columns at each side of the board, which are decorated with gold paint. The inscription and names are also printed in gold. The 30 names are in two columns, in non-alphabetical order. Three servicemen are marked with a cross, indicating they fell in the war.
The roll was constructed by Mr J. Rennie, a contractor in Coffs Harbour. It was dedicated in the Coffs Harbour Presbyterian Church on Friday, 14 December 1917. The Coffs Harbour Advocate, 22 December 1917, described the unveiling in detail. A large audience attended and a number of speeches were made by clergymen. Mr B.R. Palmer, the church's minister, unveiled the memorial. Of those named on the roll, he said they were "in every sense of the word men of honour". A week later, the Advocate, 29 December 1917, listed the 23 names on the memorial at the time of the unveiling. The following seven names were added at a later date/s: H.J. Rollins, C.O. Harvie, J. Pike, A. McLeod, A. Hutchby, C.B. Boles, and F.C. Emery.
The memorial is now located in the hall at the Coffs Harbour Harbourside Presbyterian Church. Access to it is restricted to the opening hours of the hall.
Note: Jamie Newans, Senior Pastor of the Harbourside Presbyterian Church provided details on the location of the memorial.
1914 - I SERVE - 1919
FOR GOD KING AND COUNTRY
"God save the King"
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit||Campaign||Link|
|Private||S B||Perkins||First World War, 1914–18||Killed in action (KIA)||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||1st Battalion New Zealand||view|
|J||Pike||First World War, 1914–18||view|
|Private||R||Rennie||First World War, 1914–18||58841||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||35th Battalion||view|
|H J||Rollins||First World War, 1914–18||view|
|Private||H T||Sercombe||First World War, 1914–18||11399||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||1st Field Artillery Brigade||view|
|Private||A B||Shepherd||First World War, 1914–18||2717||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||1st Battalion||view|
|Private||H T||Shepherd||First World War, 1914–18||1227||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||36th Battalion||view|
|Private||A||Small||First World War, 1914–18||637||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||Australian Corps Headquarters||view|
|Private||W||Tait||First World War, 1914–18||1243||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||3rd Machine Gun Battalion||view|
|Captain||W||Wood Dr.||First World War, 1914–18||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||Australian Army Medical Corps||view|