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

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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