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Gunnedah Methodist Circuit First World War Roll of Honour

Gunnedah Methodist Circuit First World War Roll of Honour
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Description / Background

The memorial is a timber roll of honour for the First World War. It has a simple column on each side and a classical pediment at the top. The 39 names are printed in gold in three groups in the centre of the board. The first group is flanked by two stylised flowers, reminiscent of tulips, also painted in gold. Those who fell during the war are marked with a cross. 

The design of this roll is similar to the Saumarez Union Church Great War Roll of Honour and the Centenary Methodist Church North Parramatta 1914–1919 Roll of Honor.

While the memorial is dated 1915, it was unveiled on 29 March 1917 at the Gunnedah Methodist Church. In its coverage of the event on 5 April, the Daily Observer reported the roll contained 36 names of members of the church, indicating three names were added at a later date.

The roll has undergone restoration. Image 1 above shows the roll post-restoration and image 2 shows it prior to the works. It is located in Gunnedah's Water Tower Museum and access to it is restricted to the opening hours of the museum. 

Inscription

ROLL OF HONOUR
METHODIST CHURCH
GUNNEDAH CIRCUIT
1915
[Names]
+ Killed

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
N Campbell First World War, 1914–18 view
Private R Cramb First World War, 1914–18 858 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private G E S Davies First World War, 1914–18 4465 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private H C Douglas First World War, 1914–18 1540 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Gunner H R Douglas First World War, 1914–18 4361 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Corporal L O Douglas First World War, 1914–18 530 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Corporal H Dunn First World War, 1914–18 489 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private J P E Ewing First World War, 1914–18 4803 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private S Ewing First World War, 1914–18 764 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private H Greedy First World War, 1914–18 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st 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
Year of construction
1917
Dedication date
29 March 1917
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Materials
Timber