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Rev. John Wilkinson Memorial Tablet

Rev. John Wilkinson Memorial Tablet
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Description / Background

This war memorial is a black Terrazzo tablet, inlaid with a piece of white marble in the shape of a shield. It is 600mm high by 500mm wide. It was made by prominent stonemason M.W. Hardy of Narribri. 

The tablet was created in memory of Reverend John Wilkinson, who is buried in Rutherford Cemetery. He had enlisted to serve in the First World War via the 'Wallabies' march, but was killed in an accident at the Maitland Miltary Camp on 3 February 1916. His headstone (images 2 and 3 above) states he died during a thunderstorm.

The memorial was located at the Narrabri Methodist Church until 1972, when the church was destroyed by fire. It has been relocated to storage at the rear of the Narrabri Uniting Church. 

Inscription

In memory of
Rev John Wilkinson
late minister of this church,
also
member Wallabies route march,
who died
Maitland Military camp
3rd February 1916.
The just shall live by his
faithfulness.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
John Wilkinson First World War, 1914–18 view

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Address
Narrabri Uniting Church
44 Balonne Street
Narrabri NSW 2390
Local Government Area
Narrabri Shire
Location status
Unknown
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Narrabri Shire Council
Dedication date
10 December 1916
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Materials
Marble