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. 

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

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit at embarkation Campaign Read more
Lieutenant M Webster Second World War, 1939–45 QX43174 Australian Women's Army Service 102 Australian General Hospital view
J Whittaker Second World War, 1939–45 view
Private J T Willis Second World War, 1939–45 N393647 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 38th Employment Company view
Driver G N Woods Second World War, 1939–45 NX146195 (3158) Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 4th Australian Army BDE Company ASC view
Private R S Woods First World War, 1914–18 3681 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 1st Light Horse Regiment view
Lieutenant G Woods Second World War, 1939–45 NX78976 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) Headquarters Employment Company 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
Materials
  • Timber