Leech's Gully Public School First World War Honour Roll, Tenterfield

Leech's Gully Public School First World War Honour RollLeech's Gully Public School First World War Honour Roll, close up of top half of boardLeech's Gully Public School First World War Honour Roll, close up of bottom half of board
Description

The memorial is a plain, rectangular timber honour roll board, surrounded by a simple timber frame. The names of 20 ex-pupils from Leech's Gully Public School, who were serving in the First World War as at July 1916, are painted in the centre of the board, below the inscription.

The Tenterfield Star, 21 August 1916, reported Leech's Gully teacher J. Donnelly was organising the roll. Three weeks later, on 14 September, the Star described in detail the unveiling that took place on Wednesday, 6 September and listed all the names inscribed on the roll. Tenterfield's Mayor, Alderman Stewart, unveiled the memorial at the ceremony.

Leech's Gully Public School opened in September 1882 and closed in December 1957. The roll has since been moved to the Tenterfield and District Soldiers Memorial Hall. Access to the memorial is restricted to the opening hours of the hall. 

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

EX-PUPILS OF LEECH'S GULLY
PUBLIC SCHOOL WHO ARE FIGHTING
FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY.
JULY 1916.
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Sapper Archibald Reid First World War, 1914–18 3549 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 5th Divisional Field Bakery view
Driver George Reid First World War, 1914–18 472 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 26th Battalion view
Private James Reid First World War, 1914–18 2219 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 6th Light Horse Regiment view
Driver Arthur Sommerlad First World War, 1914–18 11596 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column view
Driver Stanley Stanford First World War, 1914–18 28803 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) Australian General Base Depot view
Gunner George Steed First World War, 1914–18 2089 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 5th Divisional Ammunition Column view
Private Joseph Stone First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 3244 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 4th Battalion view
Driver Charles Weir First World War, 1914–18 2098 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 5th Divisional Ammunition Column view
Private Robert Weir First World War, 1914–18 13858 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) abdc HPL view
Private Joseph Whitton First World War, 1914–18 891 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 5th Light Horse Regiment view
Address
Tenterfield and District Soldiers Memorial Hall
96 Molesworth Street
Tenterfield NSW 2372
Local Government Area
  • Tenterfield Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established date
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: 
09/06/1916
Dedication date
06 September 1916
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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