Inverell Methodist Church First World War Honour Roll

Inverell Methodist Church First World War Honour Roll
Description

This simple timber honour roll lists 60 members of the Inverell Methodist Church who served in the First World War. Their names are elegantly printed in gold across two columns in the centre of the board. The top of the board is decorated with a carved recess, which frames a coloured painting of the crossed Australian Red Ensign and British flags. 

The plain memorial, without the names, was made by Inverell builder Percy Nott. He presented it to the church in early 1916 and names were added as parishoners enlisted (The Glen Innes Examiner, 23 March 1916). By the time of the unveiling on 26 March 1916, 35 names were listed.

The roll was unveiled during anniversary celebrations for the church. Events began with a parade led by the Salvation Army and military units, led by Lieutenants Gilchrist, Moore, Northcott, and Farrand. Mrs Jenkins, "the oldest Methodist worker in Inverell," performed the unveiling. During the service, Reverend J.S. Thomas said one of the objects of the roll was to "stimulate recruiting" as "men were sorely needed." In conclusion he stated "plenty of room had been left on the Honor Roll to accommodate more names, which he hoped would be forthcoming" (The Inverell Times, 28 March 1916).

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

Inverell Methodist
Church.
Honour Roll
for God & Empire.
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

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Address
Inverell Uniting Church
29 Rivers Street
Inverell NSW 2360
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Inverell Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1916
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date
26 March 1916
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18