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Round Swamp District Great War Roll of Honour

Round Swamp District Great War Roll of Honour
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Description / Background

This roll of honour is made of Australian Oak, with the inscription and names painted in gold. The roll lists 10 soliders, including A.J. McMillian who paid the supreme sacrifice. The memorial demonstrates the skill of the craftsman with its distinctive carving of the Rising Sun at the top, and gum leaves and gum nuts surrounding the names.

The memorial was dedicated in the Round Swamp community on Sunday 20 April 1919 by Reverend Riley. On 22 April 1919, The Daily Observer (Tamworth) described the roll and dedication service in detail. On each side of the board, a wreath of chrysanthemums was hung in honor of McMillan, and the hall was decorated with flowers, ferns and flags. It was also reported the roll was made by a returned soldier.

Round Swamp was a small rural community near Walcha. The School of Arts hall was erected by August 1907. The former Round Swamp Public Hall and site, located in the Parish Andy and County Vernon, was offered for sale by auction on 22 June 1978. The roll was moved to the Walcha Memorial Ex-Services Club.

Access to the memorial is restricted to the opening hours of the club.

Inscription

ROLL OF HONOUR
ROUND SWAMP DISTRICT

Australian Imperial Forces
THE GREAT WAR
1914 1918
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Private A Chandler First World War, 1914–18 382 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private H Chandler First World War, 1914–18 3636 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private W L Coughlin First World War, 1914–18 1091 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private F J Hogno First World War, 1914–18 1902 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private F W Hogno First World War, 1914–18 2156 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private L A Hogno First World War, 1914–18 1660 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private J A Hoy First World War, 1914–18 2329 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private K Mansfield First World War, 1914–18 2821 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private A J McMillan First World War, 1914–18 6606 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private L E Usback First World War, 1914–18 4408 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view

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Address
Walcha Ex-Services Memorial Club
67 Fitzroy Street
Walcha NSW 2354
Local Government Area
Walcha Shire
Setting
Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Dedication date
20 April 1919
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Materials
Timber