Grafton Great War Water Brigade First World War Honour Roll

Grafton Great War Water Brigade First World War Honour Roll, full length
Description

This honour roll is a marble memorial attached to timber. 

At the annual meeting of the Grafton Water Brigade held on Saturday, 30 November 1918, Captain D J Lobban of the Water Brigade offered to obtain and donate the necessary material for an honour roll. Mr C Strauss, the Vice President of the Grafton Water Brigade Club made a similar offer. Alderman T Matheson offered to inscribe the names.

It was inscribed and then donated by Alderman Matheson; the cedar frame was donated by Vice President Strauss. The memorial was then unveiled by Captain Lobban.

The Grafton Argus (1 December 1919) published details of the unveiling and listed the ten names inscribed. The names of fourteen members who had enlisted were published in the Daily Examiner (Grafton) on 1 December 1918.

Materials
  • Marble
  • Timber
Inscription

The Great War
1914-19

[Names]

Members of the G. W. B. who answered the call.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Address
Lot 9, Section 4, Reserve 85477
Prince Street
Grafton NSW 2360
Local Government Area
  • Clarence Valley Council
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
The honour roll was once located in the Grafton Water Brigade Shed.
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established date
1918
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
1919-11-29
Dedication date
29 November 1919
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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