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
Description

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 Fate Service No. Service Unit at embarkation Campaign Read more
Private W Wingfield First World War, 1914–18 1777 Australian Army 25th Battalion view

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Address
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum
215 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Australia
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
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date
09 June 1919
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
Materials
  • Timber