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Gunnedah Masonic Lodge Zion No. 218 First and Second World Wars Roll of Honour

Gunnedah Masonic Lodge Zion No. 218 First and Second World Wars Roll of Honour
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Description / Background

The memorial is a timber roll of honour, with a classical pediment at the top, featuring the Masonic 'Square and Compasses' symbol painted in gold. Carved columns are positioned on both sides of the board and are topped with carved globes. The names of those from lodge Zion No. 218 who served in the First and Second World Wars are also painted in gold, in the centre of the board. 

It is possible this roll, inscribed with the First World War names only, was established after the war. The placement of the names associated with the Second World War, closely spaced together at the bottom of the board, suggests they were added later. It is believed the roll was unveiled in the Gunnedah School of Arts or the Mason's lodge-room. It is now found in the Gunnedah Water Tower Museum and access to it is restricted to the opening hours of the museum. 

The Daily Telegraph, 22 November 1894, reported the lodge was officially opened the day before. While a dedicated room had been built and furnished for their use, the lodge also met in the School of Arts.

Inscription

LODGE ZION No. 218
ROLL OF HONOUR
1914–1918
[Names]
1939–1945
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Leading Aircraftman R J Aitken Second World War, 1939–45 32510 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Driver T J Arneil First World War, 1914–18 26475 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private E J McQuiggin First World War, 1914–18 3300 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private W A Miller First World War, 1914–18 2697 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private J Morris First World War, 1914–18 2361 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Corporal K Rixon Second World War, 1939–45 NX40894 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view

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Address
Water Tower Museum
Anzac Park, South Street
Gunnedah NSW 2380
Local Government Area
Gunnedah Shire
Setting
Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45
Materials
Timber