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This war memorial is a timber honour roll for the First World War. It has a classical designed pediment at the top and decorative timber posts and ledges. The whole is enclosed in a glass cabinet.
The roll lists 28 ex-pupils of Fern Hill Public School and 19 local residents, totalling 47 veterans. Their names are printed in gold lettering on a black background. Ten names from the full list are marked with a gold cross, indicating they fell during the war.
The roll was unveiled at the school on 21 November 1919. The function was described in detail in the Inverell Times on 25 November. Inverell's Mayor, Ald. G. B. Ring, occupied the chair and was supported by Mr A. T. Hapgood and Evangelist H. G. Payne. Hopgood and Payne were both speakers at the ceremony and Miss Mackie was asked to unveil the memorial.
The Fern Hill Public School opened in September 1881 and closed in June 1944. At a later date, the roll was relocated to the Inverell Pioneer Village, where it is on display in the Oakwood Hall Great War Memorial Extensions building. Access to view it is restricted to the opening hours of the village and the hall.
Public School & Residents
|Last held rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit at embarkation||Campaign||Read more|
|Private||J H||Abbott||First World War, 1914–18||3547||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||54th Battalion||view|
|R B||Bennett||First World War, 1914–18||view|
|Private||S||Callinan||First World War, 1914–18||721||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||33rd Battalion||view|
|Lance Corporal||A||Chapman||First World War, 1914–18||253||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||31st Battalion||view|
|Private||C||Daskey||First World War, 1914–18||Killed in action (KIA)||1192||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||1916 Sept Reinforcement||Sinai - Palestine 1916 - 1918||view|
|Private||A||Dyson||First World War, 1914–18||59730||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||Army Medical Corps||view|
|C||Field||First World War, 1914–18||view|
|Private||C||Fowler||First World War, 1914–18||59401||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||18th Battalion||view|
|Gunner||A A||Fowler||First World War, 1914–18||Died of wounds (DOW)||1724||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||10th Field Brigade||Somme 1916 - 1917||view|
|A||Gamble||First World War, 1914–18||view|