Municipality of Wingham First World War Honor Roll

Municipality of Wingham First World War Honor Roll

This timber honor roll has a classical pediment at the top. It features a simplified version of the coat of arms of Australia, carved and painted with gold. The sides of the roll consist of thick timber columns which form a frame around the centre panel, where 66 names are handpainted in gold. Each column is decorated with carved waratah flowers. The Union Jack and Australian flag are carved and painted in colour at the bottom of the frame.

The memorial was made by S.H. Brewer of Wingham and was donated by Mrs W. Hawkins of Gangal Street, Wingham. It was unveiled by Wingham Mayoress Mrs Hall, at 2.30pm on Saturday 16 March at the Wingham School of Arts. An invite to the occasion had been issued in The Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Observer on 12 March 1918 by H. Turner, secretary of the Soldiers' Aid Association. The article stated the event was also to be a 'welcome home' for Privates C. Matthews and Frank Brown. On the day two rolls were unveiled, this roll for the Municipality and another for the district. The paper published a detailed report on the proceedings on 19 March.

The roll is now located in the Wingham Museum, also known as the Manning Valley Historical Society Museum. Access to the memorial is restricted to the opening hours of the museum. 

  • Timber

Municipality of Wingham
Honor Roll
1914 1918

Veterans listed on this memorial

Wingham Museum
12 Farquhar Street
Wingham NSW 2429
Local Government Area
  • Mid-Coast Council
  • Building – inside
Location status
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
Dedication date
16 March 1918
  • First World War, 1914–18

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