Petersham Bowling and Recreation Club First World War Roll of Honour

Petersham Bowling and Recreation Club First World War Roll of HonourPetersham Bowling and Recreation Club First World War Roll of Honour on wall in clubPetersham Bowling and Recreation Club First World War Roll of Honour, close-up of maker's name
Description

The Petersham Bowling and Recreation Club First World War Roll of Honour is a timber board, listing the names of 59 members of the club who served in the First World War. The names of the five who were killed in the war are featured at the top of the board. All the names are expertly painted in gold. 

The memorial is beautifully made, featuring two turned columns with Corinthian capitals. The pediment is also decorated with delicately painted scrolls and the club's initials, PBRC, overlaid on each other. A gold banner scroll highlights the words 'Roll of Honour'. 

While the origins of the memorial are unknown, the maker, W. R. Griffiths, has signed their name in the bottom right-hand corner of the board.

The club was established in 1896. The board hangs on a wall inside the building, surrounded by other memorabilia. 

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Inscription

PBRC
Roll of Honour
[Names]
1914-1915-1916-1919
[Names]
*Killed
W.R. Griffiths

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit at embarkation Campaign Read more
J Alexander First World War, 1914–18 view
J F Alexander First World War, 1914–18 view
F J Bamfield First World War, 1914–18 view
A Blackburn First World War, 1914–18 view
C F Booth First World War, 1914–18 view
R J Breen First World War, 1914–18 view
Sapper L C M Brodie First World War, 1914–18 Died of disease (DOD) 14928 Divisional Signal Company 1 Reinforcement 20 view
F M Burns First World War, 1914–18 view
L H M Burns First World War, 1914–18 view
E E Burns First World War, 1914–18 view

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Address
Petersham Bowling Club
77 Brighton Street
Petersham NSW 2049
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Inner West Council
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Liz Burge
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
Materials
  • Timber