Glenorie World War I Memorial Board

Glenorie World War I Memorial Board, on wall among other memorabiliaGlenorie World War I Memorial Board, close upGlenorie World War I Memorial Board, photo of six of the listed veterans at send-offGlenorie World War I Memorial Board within the Glenorie Memorial Hall
Description

This memorial board can be found inside the Glenorie Memorial Hall, which opened in January 1933.

The memorial board is made of wood, approximately 3 feet wide and 2 feet 6 inches tall, and lists thirty (30) First World War Veterans from the Glenorie area. Their names are highlighted with gold lettering and the memorial board is mounted high on the left-hand side wall.

In the publication Glenorie Public School Centenary and District History 1888-1988 published by the Glenorie Public School (Centenary Book Committee), of which copies can be found in the Hills Shire Library, there is a photograph showing this memorial board mounted above the main entrance doorway at one of the first functions being held in the hall in 1933. The publication states, “The names of servicemen from Glenorie, who enlisted during the wars, are displayed on wall-mounted wooded Roll of Honour plaques, inside the Glenorie Memorial Hall.”

The hall is located on the eastern side Old Northern Road, which is the boundary of the Hills and Hornsby Shire Councils. The veterans listed were either born, lived or attended schools from either shire.

Eight of the veterans listed died during the First World War conflict. There is a photograph mounted below the memorial board of six of the veterans listed at a send-off of local recruits, taken on 11th March 1916. Four never returned. The veterans are George Dale (KIA 04/04/1918), Thomas Dale (RTA 13/06/1919), Donald Ray (POW) (DofD 10/01/1919), William Rae (KIA 08/08/1918), Roy Roberts (KIA 04/12/1917) and Henry Walker (RTA 31/05/1919).

Eight of the thirty veterans listed on the memorial board are unable to be traced or identified with confidence with links to the area using data held in the AIF Project and the NAA databases (see Notes at the end of each veteran list).

The thirty veterans listed are also listed on the Glenorie Cenotaph, which is located adjacent to the Glenorie Hall in W V Buckingham Memorial Park.

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

IN MEMORY OF OUR HEROES

[list of veterans]

1914 - 1918

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Veterans listed on this memorial

Address
Glenorie Memorial Hall
1279 Old Northern Road
Glenorie NSW 2157
Local Government Area
  • Hornsby Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Ronald L McIntosh
Established date
1933
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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