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Karangi First World War Honour Roll, Coffs Harbour

Karangi First World War Honour Roll, Coffs Harbour
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Description / Background

The simply designed timber honour roll is made of polished silky oak. At the top is a clasically designed pediment. The names and inscription are painted in gold.

The roll was made by Bell and Fraser, who were based in the industrial suburb of Rozelle near Sydney. This firm also advertised the sale of furniture kits at the time of the First World War.

The memorial was unveiled in the Presbyterian Church at Karangi on 5 July 1917. More than 150 people attended the function from a variety of denominations. The roll was presented to the church by Mr and Mrs J. Cochrane of 'Strathelyde', Karangi. The Reverend Mr D.F. Thomas acted as chairman for the ceremony and returned soldier Mr Kemp unveiled the board. Invalided during the war, he was the son of Engineer Kemp of the Coffs Harbour breakwater. Two days later The Daily Examiner (Grafton) published a detailed report of the occasion.

The roll has since moved to the Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. The museum houses a number of district war memorials and research on the various soldiers listed on the honour rolls. Access to the memorial is restricted to the opening hours of the museum.

Inscription

For
King
&
Country
[Names]
PRESENTED BY
Mr & Mrs COCHRANE
1917

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Private P C S Andersen First World War, 1914–18 6868 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Sergeant H Anson view
Private F T Branch First World War, 1914–18 2138 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private C C Buchanan First World War, 1914–18 278 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Corporal C W C Buchanan First World War, 1914–18 837 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private H B Buchanan First World War, 1914–18 5977 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Sister J H Buchanan First World War, 1914–18 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private C A Clarke First World War, 1914–18 3409 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private J Fairhead First World War, 1914–18 3925 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private E W Hartley First World War, 1914–18 3973 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view

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Address
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum
215 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Local Government Area
Coffs Harbour, City of
Setting
Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1917
Dedication date
05 July 1917
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Materials
Timber