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M.U.I.O.O.F. Loyal Coffs Harbour Lodge No. 243 Great War Honor Roll

M.U.I.O.O.F. Loyal Coffs Harbour Lodge No. 243 Great War Honor Roll
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The honor roll is made of stained maple and is simply designed with a pediment at the top. The board is richly decorated with gold highlights and a painted scene depicting symbols of the Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows (M.U.I.O.O.F.), including urns and classical columns as found in a temple. The names of members from Coffs Harbour's lodge no. 243 who served in the First World War are painted on the board in gold. 

The roll was designed by Brother P. Jensen of the lodge. It was placed in the Coffs Harbour School of Arts Hall and unveiled by Brother McDougall D.D.G.M. at a grand ball held on Monday, 9 June 1919. Speaking during the event, Brother A.E. Wunderlich D.S. outlined the war record of the M.U.I.O.O.F., from whose ranks 5,260 members had enlisted and nearly 200 had made the supreme sacrifice. The occasion was covered by the Coffs Harbour Advocate in its issue on 14 June 1919. 

The roll has since moved to the Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. The museum houses a number of district war memorials and research on the various soldiers listed on the honour rolls. Access to the memorial is restricted to the opening hours of the museum.

Inscription

FOR GOD, KING AND COUNTRY.
[Names]
IN HONOR OF OUR BROTHER MEMBERS,
WHO SERVED
IN THE GREAT WORLD-WAR
1914-1918.
LOYAL COFFS HARBOUR LODGE
No 243.
M.U.I.O.O.F.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Private D Blanch First World War, 1914–18 2384 Australian Army Gallipoli 1915 view
A Crook First World War, 1914–18 view
Sapper J H W Dean First World War, 1914–18 21042 Australian Army view
Bombardier A H Dodd First World War, 1914–18 3033 Australian Army view
Gunner J Ferrett First World War, 1914–18 11323 Australian Army view
Sergeant C H Finch First World War, 1914–18 66207 Australian Army view
Gunner E Hoschke First World War, 1914–18 11486 Australian Army view
Private J Pike First World War, 1914–18 67679 Australian Army view
Private J Pullen First World War, 1914–18 50929 Australian Army view
Private R G Smiles First World War, 1914–18 7134 Australian Army view

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Address
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum
215 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Local Government Area
Coffs Harbour, City of
Setting
Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1919
Dedication date
09 June 1919
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Materials
Timber