Moree Superior Public School World War I 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

The Moree Superior School installed a Roll of Honour before the end of World War I. 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). In the following month, a member of the Parents and Citzens Association, Mrs Kempe, suggested that 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 of honour on 14 December at the Empire Theatre. Mr Robinson's tender for the lettering of £15 was accepted for 170 names.

The Moree Gwydir Examiner on 21 November 1916 published a list of proposed names for the honour roll. The list included K for killed and G for Gallipoli and the Principal Mr Newling asked for the names to be checked for omissions.

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

Left section:

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 section:

MOREE SUPERIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL

IN HOC VINCE
THE GREAT WAR 1914-19

EX PUPILS WHO ENLISTED

ROLL OF HONOUR

[list of names, continuing into right section]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private R G Cawthorne First World War, 1914–18 730 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 33rd Battalion view
Address
Moree Public School
41 Albert Street
Moree NSW 2400
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location/surrounding area
Moree Public School Assembly Hall
Memorial type
  • Board/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1916-1921
Dedication date
14/12/1916; rededicated 03/1921
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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