The memorial board made of wood lists 43 veterans from the area who signed up for service in the First and Second World Wars, 23 and 20 respectively. It is approximately 3 feet wide and 5 foot 6 inches tall and mounted at the end of the hall adjacent the entrance door. The memorial board includes 2 veterans who volunteered for the Women’s Services.
Attached to the top left hand side of the memorial board you will see an ornament of a World War I veteran. Also, on top in the centre of the memorial board, crossed Australian and British flags are seen and between the top of the flag poles is the outline of the Australian Rising Sun Badge. Below the memorial heading, on the left hand side, you will also see the floral emblems of the State of NSW, the NSW Waratah and the right the National Australian floral emblem of the Australian Wattle. On the body of the memorial board, above the scroll ‘For King and Country’ and the second set of Australian and British flags the shields for the British and French Nations are seen.
Four of the veterans listed were killed in action and one died of disease while on active service. One, Mr F Woods (see veteran notes), is marked as KIA but could not be confirmed as a Mr Wood from the local area. There are two sets of brothers who joined the services and two veterans who might be relatives.
Five of the veterans listed are unable to be traced or identified with confidence as from Ewingsdale or the surrounding areas on the AIF and the NAA data bases. See Notes on the individual veteran record.
The memorial board can be found in the Ewingsdale Community Hall. The Ewingsdale Community Hall is one of two of the most historic buildings in the Byron Bay area. It was built in 1908 and located on William Flick Lane (formerly the Pacific Highway) lined with huge Moreton Bay fig trees. The Hall belongs to the Ewingsdale Community Association and is popular for weddings, events, and classes of many kinds.
EWINGSDALE ROLL OF HONOUR
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
WORLD WAR ONE
1914 - 1918
[list of names]
WORLD WAR TWO
1939 - 1945
[list of names]
[list of names]
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflicts||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit||Campaign||Link|
|Lance Corporal||J||Blanche||First World War, 1914–18||Returned to Australia (RTA)||1790||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||41st Australian Infantry Battalion||view|
|Corporal||C||Boyle||First World War, 1914–18||4453||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||9th Australian Infantry Battalion||view|
|Private||W||Boyle||Second World War, 1939–45||NX47808||Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF)||2/11th Field Ambulance||view|
|Private||B K||Buckley||Second World War, 1939–45||NX117094||Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF)||28th Australian Works Company||view|
|Sapper||P O||Buckley||Second World War, 1939–45||NX109975||Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF)||2/22nd Field Park Company||view|
|Private||T||Byrne||Second World War, 1939–45||NX131336||Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF)||41st Australian Infantry Brigade||view|
|Corporal||D E||Coles||Second World War, 1939–45||NX109977||Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF)||NG Force Infantry Regiments||view|
|Gunner||Patrica||Fenwick||Second World War, 1939–45||NF465607||Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF)||66 Search Light Battery||view|
|Private||W||Gorman||First World War, 1914–18||7181||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||49th Infantry Battalion||view|
|Private||F W||Hall||Second World War, 1939–45||N298422||Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF)||38th Employment Company||view|
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