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.
FOR GOD, KING AND COUNTRY.
IN HONOR OF OUR BROTHER MEMBERS,
IN THE GREAT WORLD-WAR
LOYAL COFFS HARBOUR LODGE