Murwillumbah High School Second World War Roll of Honour

Murwillumbah High School World War 2 Honour Roll
Description

An ornately decorated bronze roll of honour for the Second World War located in the Murwillumbah High School foyer.

The Tweed Daily on 6 March 1947 reported the school was ready to finalise the list of names of ex-students who had served. The names were to be displayed in A. E. Budd and Sons and A. E. Woods' windows for review, amendments and last submissions.

The school had also planned a film projector unit, a public address system and an avenue of trees as part of their war memorial. The whole was almost completed by early October 1947 (Tweed Daily, 8 Oct 1947). The memorial also included various plaques and the unveiling ceremony took place on Saturday 8 November 1947.

Inscription

[In wreath, Murwillumbah High School insignia] Murwillumbah High School - Pergo Periclitor Perago

ROLL OF HONOUR
A tribute to the ex-
pupils of Murwillumbah
High School who served
in World War II, 1939-45

[Names]

GAVE THEIR LIVES

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Leading Aircraftman A R Baker World War 2 16273 539637 RAAF 15th SFTS Claresholm view
Pilot Officer A L Baker World War 2 KAccd 4/1/1942 403159 RAAF No 452 Squadron United Kingdom view
Pilot Officer H Boyd World War 2 KAccd 28/12/1943 426823 RAAF 20th Oper Tr U No 91 RAF Scotland, United Kingdom view
Flying Officer H Budd World War 2 KIA 1/8/1943 416307 RAAF 10th Squadron Atlantic Ocean view
Driver D Colefax World War 2 KIA 14/5/1943 NX73339 (N165029) Army 2/12 Field Ambulance At sea off Brisbane view
Warrant Officer F Cookman World War 2 DOD 22/6/1942 404199 RAAF 203 Squadron Middle East view
Sergeant L Dawes World War 2 KIA 6/2/1943 414541 RAAF Air Force H Quarters New Guinea view
Flying Officer T J Donohue World War 2 KIA 10/11/1942 411880 RAAF 54th Oper Training Unit United Kingdom view
Flying Officer R Finch World War 2 KAccd 17/4/1942 405176 RAAF 10th Oper Training Unit United Kingdom view
Flight Sergeant L Fincham World War 2 KIA 5/1/1945 425630 RAAF 463 Squadron France view
Address
86 Riverview Street
Murwillumbah NSW 2484
Local Government Area
  • Tweed Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1947
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
11/08/1947
Dedication date
08 November 1947
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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