Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club Second World War Honour Roll

Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club World War II Honour RollCoffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club World War II Honour Roll, plaque underneathCoffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club World War II Honour Roll, Sgt Ernest Sydney FranklinCoffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club World War II Honour Roll, Sq Ldr Douglas C RidingCoffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club World War II Honour Roll, F/Sgt James Donn-PattersonCoffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club World War II Honour Roll, Pte Fredrick LoweryCoffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club World War II Honour Roll, Cpl Michael MaloufCoffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club World War II Honour Roll, WO Berry UlrickCoffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club World War II Honour Roll, Pte John (Jack) PollettCoffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club World War II Honour Roll, Pte Tom ScottCoffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club World War II Honour Roll, Sgt Colin Goodenough
Description

This photographic honour board commemorates members of the Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club who died in service or were killed in action in the Second World War. The club's archives indicate at the outbreak of the war it had 68 members, and of these 64 enlisted. Nine members paid the supreme sacrifice. The cedar board features photographs of those nine, each with an accompanying small plaque containing their service details.

The Daily Examiner on 24 October 1945 reported: "Mr. Hall, branch president, donated £10/10/ for an honour roll to the memory of members from all clubs within the branch who paid the supreme sacrifice. The honour roll was to be placed in the Coff's Harbour Surf Club house, the present branch headquarters." The memorial is located in the club's dining room.

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

Plaque under honour board

Dedicated to
the memory of the members
of Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club
who gave their lives whilst on service
during the
1939-45 World War

"Lest We Forget"

This memorial was commissioned by
Chris and Shane Williams whose family
has a tradition of membership of this club
since its inception in 1923

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Sergeant James Donn-Patterson Second World War, 1939–45 Killed in action (KIA) 403132 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 23 Oper Train Unit Air war over Europe 1940–1945 view
Corporal Ernest Sydney Franklin Second World War, 1939–45 Died of wounds (DOW) NX60295 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 2/17th Aust Inf Batt North Africa 1940 - 1942 view
Sergeant Colin Goodenough Second World War, 1939–45 Killed in action (KIA) NX133181 Australian Army 19th Battalion South-West Pacific 1942 - 1945 view
Private Fredrick Lowery Second World War, 1939–45 Killed in action (KIA) N126615 Australian Army 53rd Aust Inf Batt South-West Pacific 1942 - 1945 view
Corporal Michael Malouf Second World War, 1939–45 Killed in action (KIA) N90324 Australian Army 53rd Aust Inf Batt South-West Pacific 1942 - 1945 view
Private John (Jack) Pollett Second World War, 1939–45 NX44385 Australian Army 3 Res M Tr Company South-West Pacific 1942 - 1945 view
Wing Commander Douglas C Riding Second World War, 1939–45 Killed in action (KIA) 177 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Air Force HDQS South-West Pacific 1942 - 1945 view
Private Tom Scott Second World War, 1939–45 Killed in action (KIA) NX20054 Australian Army 8th Mob Laun & For Dec Unit South-West Pacific 1942 - 1945 view
Warrant Officer Berry Ulrick Second World War, 1939–45 Killed in action (KIA) 413048 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. 146 Squad (RAF) South-West Pacific 1942 - 1945 view
Address
Park Beach Reserve
23 Surf Club Road
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Local Government Area
  • Coffs Harbour, City of
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Photograph/s or photographic montage
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
c1945
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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