This war memorial is an honour roll for the First World War. It is made of an arched timber frame, with metal header lettering and gold script. The Australian flag, the Union Jack, and the Rising Sun emblem are painted on. Carved pillars frame the sides of the board.
When received by RSL NSW in 2019, the board was in fair condition. The bottom date panels and statuette were missing and the bottom inscribed panel was detached from the main board. Since 2019, restoration works have been carried out in two stages.
Stage 1 of the resortation works has restored lost fixing covers, carvings, and decorative elements to the pilasters; some veneer losses and loose lifting veneer, moulding losses, detached mouldings and plinth associated details; and detached side fixing. The works also stabalised the joints, including full assembly of the plinth, reassemabling of all elements, and dents and minor losses scarfed in with new timber where approriate.
Stage 2 of the restortation work has been completed and included full reassembly of the plinth, reassembly of all elements on the honour roll, minor dents and losses scarfed with new timber of filled, full surface clean, dewax all surfaces, new elements colour matched to surrounds, shellac to the surface amalgamating old existing polish with new and wax of entire board.
From March 2022, this honour roll is located at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park South Sydney.
The origins of this board are unknown. Do you know more about it? Learn how you can contribute to the NSW War Memorials Register.
Henry Bull & Co. Limited.
[Names and enlistment dates]
1914 For King and empire 1919