Manilla Patriotic Football Club's Great War Roll of Honour

Manilla Patriotic Football Club's Roll of HonourManilla Patriotic Football Club's Roll of Honour, close up of head of board
Description

This honour roll contains the names of 117 members of the Manilla Patriotic Football Club, 17 of whom made the supreme sacrifice.

The club decided to raise funds to help soldiers and their dependents, which included a contribution to the construction of a widow's house.

A large crowd attended the Manilla Mechanics Institute on Monday 9 December 1918 to witness the unveiling. The stage was illuminated with electric lights to represent the club colours of cerise and blue, and the words 'Brave Boys All'. Mrs George Ryan, a local war widow, unveiled the honour roll.

In March 1919, the Mechanics Institute gave permission for the honour roll to be placed in the reading room. It was later moved to the Military Room at the Manilla Heritage Museum.

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

OLD CLUBS' MEMBERS AND MANILLA PATRIOTIC FOOTBALL CLUB'S ROLL OF HONOUR

The following at the Call of Duty voluntarily enlisted to fight for King & Country, Humanity, Truth & Freedom in the Great World War 1914-18. Future generations shall bless them.

[Names]
*Killed in action

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Sergeant Doake First World War, 1914–18 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 7th Coy - Aust Army Ser Corps view
Address
197 Manilla Street,
Manilla Heritage Museum,
Manilla NSW 2346
Local Government Area
  • Tamworth Regional Council
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1918
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: 
09/12/1918
Dedication date
12 September 1918
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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