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Dumaresq District Second World War Honour Roll

Dumaresq District Second World War Honour Roll
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The Dumaresq District Second World War Honour Roll is a large timber board, with decorative stepped edging. It includes the names of 60 veterans who served in the war, painted in gold across three columns. One name, C.L. Pearson, is surrounded by a box and marked as killed in action. 

The memorial was unveiled at the Dumaresq Hall on Saturday, 12 February 1949. The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser, 14 February 1949, described the ceremony in detail. The function was attended by representatives of the Armidale RSL sub-Branch and 150 guests. Mr A.S. Cameron, president of the Dumaresq Soldiers' Welcome Home Association, explained "that the committee was formed in June 1940 and the district it covered extended to Boorolong, nearly to Yarrowick and to within three miles of Armidale. Every serviceman from the area had been given a send-off and 'welcome home'." He also shared that fundraising had contributed one hundred pounds for the memorial and after the piece was complete, the remaining 17 pounds was donated to Legacy. Guest speaker Mr Williams thanked the Dumaresq and Boorolong Welfare Society for leading the project to complete the memorial. The President of Dumaresq Shire, Mr J.T. Elliott, was given the special duty of unveiling the roll. Following the ceremony, a dance was held in the hall.

The Dumaresq District is related to the Dumaresq Shire area, which surrounded the Armidale Municipal Council. The honour roll was removed from the Dumaresq Hall prior to its demolition, and relocated in the Armidale Folk Museum. The roll is available for viewing when the museum is open to the public.

Inscription

Dumaresq Honour Roll District

1939 World War II 1945

[Names]

For God, King and Country

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Bombardier AL Chandler Second World War, 1939–45 NX135164 (N284087) Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Staff Sergeant CG Chapman Second World War, 1939–45 N74973 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Gunner R Cooper Second World War, 1939–45 NX152246 (N358) Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
KH Crouch Second World War, 1939–45 view
Driver HB Dawson Second World War, 1939–45 N122669 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Trooper R Dawson Second World War, 1939–45 NX119864 (N296523) Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Private GV Deiderick Second World War, 1939–45 NX42275 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Driver Iris M Deidrick Second World War, 1939–45 NF460488 Australian Women's Army Service view
Private LG Deidrick Second World War, 1939–45 NX17423 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Corporal JJ Edgar Second World War, 1939–45 NX30153 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view

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Address
Armidale Folk Museum
Cnr Faulkner and Rusden Streets
Armidale NSW 2350
Local Government Area
Armidale Regional Council
Setting
Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Geoffrey and Hilary Nourse. Graham Wilson.
Year of construction
1948-1949
Dedication date
02 December 1949
Conflict/s
Second World War, 1939–45
Materials
Timber