Moree Superior Public School First World War Roll of Honour

Moree Superior Public School World War I Roll of HonourMoree Superior Public School World War I Roll of Honour, left close upMoree Superior Public School World War I Roll of Honour, middle close upMoree Superior Public School World War I Roll of Honour, right close up
Description

This roll of honour is a large dark-timber board, with three panels. It includes the names of 202 ex-pupils of Moree Superior Public School, who enlisted in the First World War.

At the Parents and Citizen's Association Meeting held on 10 July 1916, the president "suggested that some tablet should be erected in the school in memory of the lads who had fallen in the war" (Moree Gwydir Examiner, 11 July 1916). The following month, Mrs Kempe, a member of the Association, suggested residents be asked to pay for one or more names on the board. The motion was accepted and she offered to pay for four names, at a cost of one shilling and three pence per name.

That November, a further meeting of the Association was held and it was decided to dedicate the roll on 14 December at the Empire Theatre. Mr Robinson's tender for the lettering of £15 was accepted for 170 names.

On 21 November, the Moree Gwydir Examiner published a list of proposed names for the roll. The list included the annotation 'K' for killed and 'G' for Gallipoli, and Principal Mr Newling asked for the names to be checked for omissions.

The unveiling was well-attended, including children from the school, their parents, friends, and the Lone Pine Band. The ceremony was recorded in detail in the Examiner the following day. The roll was rededicated in March 1921.

Access to the memorial is restricted, as it is located in the school's Assembly Hall.

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

Left panel

War declared Aug. 4. 1914

Allied nations: British Empire, France, Russia, Servia, Belgium, Italy, Roumania, USA, Japan, & many others

Enemies: Germany, Austria, Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria

Armistice commenced 11AM 11.11.18

Peace signed 28.6.19

Peace officially declared 20.1.20

Where our men won fame
Gallipoli Campaign, Suez, Palestine Campaign, Bullecourt Lagnicourt, Bapaume, Menin Road, Passchendale Armentieres, Peronne, Flers, Hamel, Proyart, Uilliers Bretonneaux, Amiens, Dernacourt, Morlancourt, Albert, Mouquet Farm, Mt St Quentin.

Middle panel

MOREE SUPERIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL

IN HOC VINCE
THE GREAT WAR 1914-19

EX PUPILS WHO ENLISTED

ROLL OF HONOUR
[Names]

Right panel

[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
J Smith view
E Bailey First World War, 1914–18 view
K Harris view
N Bailey First World War, 1914–18 view
S L Smith view
H E Mortimer view
T B Smith view
E Lewis view
A Mouat view
A J Kneller view
Address
Moree Public School
47 Albert Street
Moree NSW 2400
Local Government Area
  • Moree Plains Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1916–1921
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
12/14/1916
Dedication date
14 December 1916
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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