Inverell Intermediate High School First World War Roll of Honour

Inverell Intermediate High School Great War Roll of HonourInverell Intermediate High School Great War Roll of Honour, close up of left two columns of namesInverell Intermediate High School Great War Roll of Honour, close up of right two columns of names
Description

The memorial is a large polished timber roll of honour. It has a classical pediment at the top, featuring a carving of the British and Australian flags flanking the emblem of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces. The body of the board is divided into four vertical sections. The sections contain an alphabetical list of names of those who served, painted in gold lettering. The name of Inverell Intermediate High School is painted at the bottom of the board, alongside a carving of a shield bearing the initials 'H.S.I'.

The Inverell Times, 19 October 1923, reported the Old Boys committee of the school had "compiled a list of ex-pupils who served in the great war, for insertion on the school honor roll." An appeal was made to district residents to add names to the list.

The roll was unveiled by school inspector Mr McKenzie on Empire Day 1924. The ceremony was reported in The Inverell Times shortly after on 27 May, and included the names inscribed on the memorial. 

The roll was once found in the school and has since been moved into storage at the Inverell Returned Servicemen's Memorial (R.S.M.) Club. Information concerning its present location was provided by local historian Ann Hodgens. Access to the memorial is by appointment/tour.

The Inverell Public School was established in August 1862 and became the Inverell Intermediate High School in January 1920.

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

ROLL OF HONOUR
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.
[Names]
INTERMEDIATE HIGH SCHOOL INVERELL

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Address
Inverell R.S.M. Club
68-76 Evans Street
Inverell NSW 2360
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Inverell Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1924
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date
24 April 1924
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18