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Molong and District Soldiers Memorial First World War Roll of Honor and Homefront Plaque

Molong and District Soldiers Memorial First World War Roll of Honor and Homefront Plaque
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Description / Background

The memorial consists of a pair of matching brass honour rolls, attached to timber backing boards. One is a roll of honour dedicated to those from Molong and the surrounding district who served in the First World War with their names listed in black lettering on three brass plates. The second bears a tribute to families and women war workers on the homefront.  

Both brass memorials were created by the Wunderlich Company, Sydney. Both feature a pediment shelf at the top with an egg-and-dart design in the centre. An ornate banner, crowned with two small sprigs of flowers, is situated below and contains a brass plaque with the memorial dedication inscribed in black lettering. The Union Jack and Australian flag sit either side of the banner. Small decorative columns frame each side of the top half of the honour rolls, and the bottom of the honour roll is decorated with a fleur-de-lys between cut flowers.

The Sun (Sydney), 28 January 1923, reported the opening of the Molong Soldiers Memorial Town Hall by Brigadier-General Cox. On the same day, Mr J C L Fitzpatrick, Minister for Local Government, unveiled the roll and Miss T Rednedge, representing the Red Cross, unveiled the memorial in honour of the mothers of soldiers and also of the Red Cross workers.

Inscription

Roll of Honor

1914 1919 
Roll of Honor

Molong & District
Soldiers Memorial
They answered their Country's call
[Names]

Tribute

1914 1919 
Roll of Honor

Molong & District
Soldiers Memorial

A Tribute
raised in honor of the brave
parents and wives of our soldiers
likewise the women war workers
and other citizens who did
all that honor demanded of them
in connection with the
World's Great War
1914 1919 

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Private A V Ball World War 1 3550 view
Private A V Barrett World war 1 63247 view
Private O O Beadle World War 1 8963 view
Private A Bergin World War 1 3362 view
A.B.D J Betts World War 1 528 view
Sergeant F Bootle World War 1 55 view
Corporal J L Burgess World War 1 2360 view
Dvr. B Cahill World War 1 613 view
Dvr. W A Cassells World War 1 13860 view
Private T J Coy World War 1 322 view

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Address
Molong Soldiers Memorial Town Hall
101 Bank Street
Molong NSW 2866
Local Government Area
Cabonne Shire
Setting
Building – inside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson. Gary Brown
Year of construction
1922
Dedication date
26 January 1923
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Materials
Brass