The Daily Observer on 16 April 1918 reported that "a magnificent marble honor roll bearing the names of 139 volunteers from the Nundle Shire, has been presented to the shire by Mr. F. Payne". The main slab, measuring 6ft 8in by 4ft 6in, is of white Italian marble, ornately outlined in brown King Edward marble with gilt lettering.
The board, donated by Mr F Payne, was erected on the northern wall of the Council Chambers. Mr F Payne was a prominent local pastoralist from Wombramurr Station, who also served on the Nundle Shire as an alderman and President.
A month later, the Daily Observer's 18 May 1918 issue described the monument as the 'School Honor Roll'.
Invitations for the ceremony had been extended to the Minister for Education and other prominent public men. The Daily Observer on 25 May 1918 published a detailed report of the unveiling ceremony as well as the names of those listed on the honour roll. The Minister for Local Government, Mr J D Fitzgerald, arrived in Nundle to perform the ceremony on Friday 24 May. He was met at the Peel Inn by President of the Shire, Cnr L Bright and other members of council to march to the Nundle Shire Offices. In front of the march was a procession of schoolchildren led by the headmaster, Mr T Bond.
1914 NUNDLE SHIRE 1918
[list of names]
TO THOSE WHO HAVE ANSWERED THEIR COUNTRY'S CALL
Erected 8 - 4 - 18.
Presented by F.T. Payne, Esq
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit||Campaign||Link|
|Private||F||Albertson||First World War, 1914–18||1056||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||35th Battalion||view|
|Private||J||Alexander||First World War, 1914–18||818||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||13th Battalion||view|
|Corporal||A||Anderson||First World War, 1914–18||397||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||8th Field Ambulance||view|
|Driver||F||Ayliff||First World War, 1914–18||505||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||1st Field Artillery Brigade||view|
|Private||R||Ballantine||First World War, 1914–18||2632||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||7th Light H Regiment||view|
|H||Bignall||First World War, 1914–18||view|
|C||Blaxland||First World War, 1914–18||view|
|Private||L||Bowden||First World War, 1914–18||3810||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||1st Pioneer Battalion||view|
|T||Brady||First World War, 1914–18||view|
|Sergeant||G||Brann||First World War, 1914–18||2278||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||4th Battalion||view|
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