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Sinclair Public School and Long Plain First World War Roll of Honour, Inverell

Sinclair Public School and Long Plain First World War Roll of Honour, Inverell
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The 2021 version of the Sinclair Public School and Long Plain First World War Roll of Honour, Inverell
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The original Sinclair Public School and Long Plain First World War Roll of Honour, Inverell
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Description / Background

The Sinclair Public School and Long Plain First World War Roll of Honour is a timber board, with a simple pediment at the top. It contains the names of 20 men who served in the war, neatly printed in gold across two columns. The left-hand side lists ex-students of the school and the right-hand side lists residents of Long Plain. 

This board was created in 2021 and was financed by the Long Plain community. It was commissioned to replace the original paper honour roll from 1917 (image 2 above).

The original paper roll was presented to the Sinclair Public School by Mr T. G. Mitchell of Long Plain and was unveiled at the school on 6 October 1917. A detailed report of the unveiling was described in the Inverell Times shortly after on 9 October. The gathering was so large, the school's verandah was used for the event. Mrs Bell, mother of the two soldiers who served, unveiled the roll.

In 1922, the Long Plain Soldier's Memorial Hall was opened and the roll was relocated there. In time, it was moved to the Inverell Pioneer Village RSL Museum. In 1942, it was repaired and restored.

The newer timber roll is now on display at the museum, in place of the paper version. It is available for viewing during the opening hours of the museum and village.

Inscription

Both rolls

1914–18
Roll of Honour.
Sinclair
Public School. 
[Names]
Long Plain
Residents.
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Private E L Allan First World War, 1914–18 6948 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private C Bell First World War, 1914–18 2769 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private L Bell First World War, 1914–18 804 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private C Colley First World War, 1914–18 2289 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
R Colley First World War, 1914–18 view
Private S Colley First World War, 1914–18 38 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Lance Corporal B Currie First World War, 1914–18 167 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private H Dix First World War, 1914–18 58 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Corporal W Edwards First World War, 1914–18 61 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private O Johnston First World War, 1914–18 1629 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view

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Address
Inverell Pioneer Village
64 Tingha Road
Inverell NSW 2350
Local Government Area
Inverell Shire
Setting
Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1917 and 2021
Dedication date
06 October 1917
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Materials
Timber