2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War. To commemorate this important year, the NSW Government interviewed WWII veterans about their experiences. Read our 75th Anniversary Stories.
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.
[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
GAVE THEIR LIVES
|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|
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