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).

Inscription

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

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit at embarkation Campaign Read more
Second Corporal A W Addison First World War, 1914–18 1343 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 33rd Battalion view
Private C E Armstrong First World War, 1914–18 6275 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 34rd Battalion view
Private J Armstrong First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 7442 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 52nd Battalion Somme 1918 view
Corporal A Bedford First World War, 1914–18 100 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 3rd Australian General Hospital view
Driver P H Bentley First World War, 1914–18 1980 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 10th Field Artillery Brigade view
Private J J Boatwright First World War, 1914–18 7346 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 1st Company Engineers view
Private A H Brandon First World War, 1914–18 1985 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 30th Battalion view
Private F S Brooks First World War, 1914–18 3316 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 1st Pioneer Battalion view
Private W Carter First World War, 1914–18 1856 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) Camel Corps view
Private W Cheetham First World War, 1914–18 7571 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) Camel Corps view

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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: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date
26 March 1916
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
Materials
  • Timber