Little Plain Public School via Inverell First World War Honour Roll

Little Plain Public School via Inverell First World War Honor Roll
Description

This First World War honour board is a simple timber construction. It features a Norman-shaped top and four columns of names, which are neatly handwritten in gold. The list also includes the names of those who were rejected from service. 

The roll was designed and painted by a local resident. They inscribed the start year of the war as '1914' but did not add the end year once the conflict ceased. 

The memorial was unveiled by Inverell Mayor Alderman G.B. Ring, around June-July 1916. The Inverell Times, 18 July 1916, published a detailed account of the ceremony, which took place during the War Chest Button Day sports carnival at Little Plains Public School. The article states the roll was the "first of its kind in the district" and gave credit for the idea to the school's headmaster, Mr Bateson. 

The school opened in January 1879 and closed in December 1966. The memorial is now held by the Inverell RSL sub-Branch. It is located inside the Inverell Returned Servicemen's Memorial (R.S.M.) Club and access to it is restricted to the opening hours of the club. 

Note: the historical information about this memorial was provided by Ann Hodgens, Inverell.

Inscription

1914 FOR KING & COUNTRY 19
PUBLIC SCHOOL - LITTLE PLAIN
One-time Pupils who volunteered
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

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Address
Inverell R.S.M. Club
68-76 Evans Street
Inverell NSW 2360
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Inverell Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
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 ''; }
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
Materials
  • Timber