Karangi First World War Honour Roll, Coffs Harbour

Karangi via Coffs Harbour First World War Honour Roll
Description

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.

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

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

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Sister J H Buchanan First World War, 1914–18 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) Australian Army Nursing Service view
Corporal C W C Buchanan First World War, 1914–18 837 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) Army Provisional Corps view
Private C C Buchanan First World War, 1914–18 278 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 5th Machine Gun Battalion view
Private G Le-B Simmonds First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 2042 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 56th Battalion view
Private J Milne First World War, 1914–18 3090 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 4th Battalion view
Private E C Woods First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 2470 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 4th Australian Infantry Battalion view
Private H B Buchanan First World War, 1914–18 5977 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 2nd Battalion view
Lance Corporal J Lee First World War, 1914–18 4515 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 2nd Battalion view
Lance Corporal J E Webb First World War, 1914–18 781 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 2nd Australian General Hospital view
Private C A Clarke First World War, 1914–18 3409 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 1st Light Horse Regiment view

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Address
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum
215 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Australia
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
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date
05 July 1917
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18