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Corndale Rifle Club First World War Honor Roll (Destroyed)

Corndale Rifle Club First World War Honor Roll (Destroyed)
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Description / Background

Note: This honour roll was previously located in the Richmond River Historical Society Museum in Lismore. It was destroyed in a major flood, which occurred in February 2022. The above photo of the roll had been taken by a member of the Richmond River Historical Society earlier. 

Former description:

The Corndale Rifle Club First World War Honor Roll was a decorative timber board, made of red cedar. Constructed by noted furniture manufacturers Brown and Jolly of Lismore, the board featured a decorative pediment, a shelf at the top and three small steps at the base. Painted within the pediment were a star and the crossed Union Jack and Australian Red Ensign. The flags were positioned above sprigs of wattle. The list of 29 names was painted in gold across three columns. The centre column was for those who lost their lives during the war. 

The roll was unveiled in the Corndale Hall on the evening of 6 October 1920, before a large audience. At the time of unveiling the Northern Star, 9 October 1920, described the board, stating "It is 54 by 18 in. of solid red cedar, hand polished, and the lettering real gold illuminated. This makes the 110th honor roll completed by [Brown and Jolly]." Captain of the Rifle Club, Mr E.A. Arthur, presided over the event, and said that 29 of the Club's 56 members volunteered for service. While most had returned, six had died. The roll was unveiled by Reverend F. Winn on behalf of those who had returned and Reverend F.H. Druery on behalf of those who made the supreme sacrifice.

The photo of the honour roll is available for viewing when the Richmond River Historical Society Museum is open to the public.  

The Corndale Rifle Club was established by August 1901.

Inscription

1914 1919

Corndale Rifle Club Honor Roll

[Names]

In Memoriam
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Private LCM Arthur First World War, 1914–18 65000 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Sergeant CM Chisholm First World War, 1914–18 3284 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Driver DL Clark First World War, 1914–18 284 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private F Clark First World War, 1914–18 3382 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private Geoffrey A Clark First World War, 1914–18 4102 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private George A Clark First World War, 1914–18 322 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) Somme 1916 - 1917 view
Gunner OG Clark First World War, 1914–18 21326 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
JF Crowther First World War, 1914–18 view
Driver FW Dawes First World War, 1914–18 311 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Lieutenant TK Ferguson First World War, 1914–18 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) Somme 1916 - 1917 view

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Address
Formerly: Richmond River Historical Society Museum
165 Molesworth Street
Lismore NSW 2480
Local Government Area
Lismore, City of
Location status
Lost/destroyed
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1920
Dedication date
06 October 1920
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18