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Corndale Second World War Honour Roll (Destroyed)

Corndale Second World War Honour 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 Second World War Honour Roll was a rectangular timber board, with carved timber columns on each side. At the top it had a traditional triangular pediment that was decorated with a banner scroll, a small crown and the crossed Union Jack and Australian flag. The names of the those who served were painted in gold in two columns on the main body of the board. Two names were included at the top of the list within a laurel wreath under the heading 'In Memoriam', indicating they died during the war. 

Planning for the memorial was underway by mid-1946, with a meeting held on 22 July to discuss constructing an honour roll. Subscriptions were collected and at a later meeting, it was decided to seek designs and prices (Northern Star, 2 September 1947). At a further meeting on 29 September it was decided to proceed with the project. By October, sufficient money had been raised to also purchase two memorial trees to be planted at the memorial gate entering the hall ground, in memory of the two Corndale men who made the supreme sacrifice. 

The roll was unveiled in the Corndale Hall on 24 November 1947, in front of a large crowd including visitors from Lismore, Nimbin and surrounding districts. Mt T. Williams presided over the service, which included a musical program, speeches and two minutes silence. The unveiling was performed by Councillor C. Armstrong and Reverend N. Monsen performed the dedication (Northern Star, 29 November 1947). 

Inscription

Corndale Honour Roll

In Memoriam
[Names]

[Names]

For King & country

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Private B Arthur Second World War, 1939–45 NX33985 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
G Arthur Second World War, 1939–45 view
Lance Corporal H Arthur Second World War, 1939–45 QX56209 (Q46265) Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Leading Aircraftman K Bryant Second World War, 1939–45 A13550 (123375) Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Cook I Coughran Second World War, 1939–45 WR/1044 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Corporal J Cronan Second World War, 1939–45 NX118229 (N166288) Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Lance Corporal E Gibson Second World War, 1939–45 NX438913 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
G Gibson Second World War, 1939–45 view
Warrant Officer Class II J Glencross Second World War, 1939–45 NX46771 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Lance Sergeant D Godbee Second World War, 1939–45 NX150927 (N298513) Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 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
1946-1947
Dedication date
24 November 1947
Conflict/s
Second World War, 1939–45