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St Martin's Church Great War Honour Roll, Mullumbimby

St Martin's Church Great War Honour Roll, Mullumbimby
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Description / Background

This war memorial is an honour roll for the First World War. It lists the names of 101 veterans from the Mullumimby area who enlisted in the war, including those who died while in service. 

The memorial consists of an embossed copper panel, attached to a timber backing board. The top of the panel features a laurel wreath, surrounding a cross. Above this design is a ribbon banner with the name and dates of the war. The names are inscribed on individual brass plates and attached on the lower half of the panel. 

Planning for the roll was underway by early November 1924, when the vicar of Mullumbimby, Reverend D. J. Collins, called for "names of all sailors, soldiers and nurses from the district" to be submitted. As no other memorial had been built in the area yet, all denominations would be accepted (Tweed Daily, 4 November 1924). 

A further call-out for names was made in the Tweed Daily on 4 February 1925, at which time it was also announced a tender for the construction of the roll had been chosen. The article said it would be "a simple but beautiful design, six feet high."

The finished roll was installed in the new St Martin's Memorial Church, Mullumbimby, in time for its official opening on 25 March 1925. It was identified as a gift from the St John's Women's Guild in the Tweed Daily on 13 March. 

Inscription

The Great War
1914 1919
Honour Roll

Commemorating
those who
embarked & fought
[Names]

In memory of
those who gave their lives
[Names]

R. I. P.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Captain R W Argue World War 1 AIF view
Captain R W Argue First World War, 1914–18 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private G F Armstrong World War 1 1003 AIF view
Driver G F Armstrong First World War, 1914–18 1003 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private J L Banner World War 1 58293 AIF view
Private J L Banner First World War, 1914–18 58293 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private E Bashforth World War 1 703 AIF view
Private E Bashforth First World War, 1914–18 703 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Lance Corporal A H W Bassman World War 1 2525 AIF France view
Lance Corporal A H W Bassman First World War, 1914–18 2525 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) Somme 1918 view

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Address
St Martin's Church
38-40 Stuart Street
Mullumbimby NSW 2482
Local Government Area
Byron Shire
Setting
Building – inside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1925
Dedication date
25 March 1925
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Materials
Brass
Copper
Timber