Ewingsdale World Wars I and II Roll of Honour

Ewingsdale World Wars I and II Roll of HonourEwingsdale World Wars I and II Roll of Honour, top of board close upEwingsdale World Wars I and II Roll of Honour, small soldier ornament close upEwingsdale World Wars I and II Roll of Honour, as viewed in the hall interiorEwingsdale Community Hall, exterior
Description

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.

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

EWINGSDALE ROLL OF HONOUR

FOR KING AND COUNTRY

WORLD WAR ONE
1914 - 1918
[list of names]

WORLD WAR TWO
1939 - 1945
[list of names]

WOMEN'S SERVICES.
[list of names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

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
Address
Ewingsdale Community Hall
William Flick Ln
Ewingsdale NSW 2148
Local Government Area
  • Byron Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location/surrounding area
Inside the Ewingsdale Community Hall
Memorial type
  • Board/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Ronald L McIntosh
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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