Croppa Creek First and Second World Wars Honour Roll

Croppa Creek First and Second World Wars Honour RollCroppa Creek First and Second World Wars Honour Roll, hanging on the wall above a collection of wreaths
Description

This war memorial is a large timber honour roll for the First and Second World Wars. It has an overall rectangular shape, with a decorative three-step pediment at the top. Painted within the pediment is a blue ribbon banner, highlighting the words 'Honour Roll'. 

The roll lists 56 veterans, 12 from the First World War and 44 from the Second World War. Five veterans in all are marked with the letter 'K', indicating they were killed. The names are expertly printed in gold on the two panels that make up the body of the board. The panels are edged with grooved timber moulding, a detail which adds visual interest to an otherwise simple design. 

The memorial was unveiled by Mrs Nicholson, mother of Second World War veteran Flight Lieutenant Howard Edward King Nicholson who is listed on the roll. It was presented on behalf of her late husband, Captain Howard Sidney Nicholson, to honour the soldiers of the district who had fought and died for their country.

The roll hangs on a wall inside the Croppa Creek Soldiers Memorial Hall. Attached directly below it is a plaque in honour of those who served in the Korean War.

Access to view the roll is restricted to the opening hours of the hall. Commemorative services are held on site every third year. In the other years, they are held at the nearby Crooble War Memorial Hall or Yallaroi Hall.

Note: Research for this listing included information prepared by Mrs Cheryl Timmins, a member of the Croppa Creek Soldiers Memorial Hall Committee. Mrs Timmins has researched each veteran listed on the roll. 

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

Roll

Lest We Forget
Honour Roll
World War 1
[Names]
World War 2
[Names]

Plaque

In memory of 
Korea
1950–1953

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private W Beach First World War, 1914–18 2988 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 6th Light Horse Regiment view
Private A Belford Second World War, 1939–45 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Private F Belford First World War, 1914–18 3528 7th Light Horse Regiment view
Private H Belford First World War, 1914–18 Died of accident (DOA) 25573 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 55th Battalion Somme 1916 - 1917 view
Private O Belford Second World War, 1939–45 NF456355 Australian Women's Army Service 2 Australian Advanced Ordnance Depot view
Lieutenant R S Belford Second World War, 1939–45 NX2061 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 2/4th Australian Battalion view
Warrant Officer J B Brodie Second World War, 1939–45 432104 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 1 PHU view
Private B T Carver Second World War, 1939–45 NX71734 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 2/18th Australian Infantry Battalion view
Major D Close Second World War, 1939–45 415 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 6th Light Horse Regiment view
Private J V Cook Second World War, 1939–45 QX18034 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 2/26th Australian Infantry Battalion view

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Address
Croppa Creek Soldiers Memorial Hall
Gunyerwarildi-Croppa Road
Croppa Creek NSW 2411
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Gwydir Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45