Glenorie First World War Honour Roll

Glenorie World War I Memorial Board, close upGlenorie World War I Memorial Board, on wall among other memorabiliaGlenorie 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

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

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.

Notes of veteran names:

  • 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 11 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 Australian Imperial Force Project and the National Archives of Australia databases.
  • The thirty veterans listed are also listed on the honor roll monument, located adjacent to the Hall in Wal Buckingham Memorial Garden.
Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

IN MEMORY OF OUR HEROES

[Names]

1914 - 1918

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private F Spencer First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 191 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 34th Infantry Battalion view
Private R Black First World War, 1914–18 Returned to Australia (RTA) 42 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 36th Infanrty Battalion view
Corporal G Dale First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 743 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 36th Infanrty Battalion view
Private D Hitchcock First World War, 1914–18 Returned to Australia (RTA) 2690 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 37th Infantry Battalion view
Driver W Cotterill First World War, 1914–18 Returned to Australia (RTA) 14548 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 3rd Field Artillery Battery view
Private H Bullard First World War, 1914–18 Returned to Australia (RTA) 4624 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 3rd Infantry Battalion view
Lieutenant A Arnold First World War, 1914–18 Returned to Australia (RTA) Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 3rd Infantry Battalion Gallipoli 1915 view
Sapper T Dale First World War, 1914–18 Returned to Australia (RTA) 3593 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 4th Pioneer Battalion view
Private H Roberts First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 2763 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 55th Infantry Battalion view
Sapper G Hitchcock First World War, 1914–18 Returned to Australia (RTA) 2361 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 7th Field Company Engineers view
Address
1729 Old Northern Road,
Glenorie Memorial Hall,
Glenorie NSW 2157
Local Government Area
  • Hornsby Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Unknown
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Ronald L McIntosh
Established date
1933
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
01/14/1933
Dedication date
14 January 1933
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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