Tamworth Uniting Church World War I Roll of Honor

Tamworth Uniting Church World War I Roll of Honor, first boardTamworth Uniting Church World War I Roll of Honor, second board
Description

The two timber, simply designed World War I Roll of Honour are located in the Tamworth Uniting Church, which was once the Tamworth Wesley Methodist Church.

The Tamworth Daily Observer on 26 July 1919 reported that the trustees of the church had "decided to perpetuate the memory of the gallant men who went out from the Tamworth circuit to serve the cause of Empire and humanity". It was planned to install three stained glass windows and place two maple honour boards in the church to record the names of 160 men who served.

On Sunday 10 August, the memorial windows and honor boards were unveiled and dedicated. The two honor boards were unveiled by Captain Chaplain W Mills-Robson and the Reverend T M Alladin. 

The ceremony was held on the anniversary of the church and 140 names were recorded. The Daily Observer on 11 August 1919 described the ceremony in detail and also listed the names of those who died in the Great War. These names are recorded on the plaque below the large memorial window on the southern side of the church.

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

On both boards:

ROLL OF HONOR

METHODIST - CHURCH
TAMWORTH - CIRCUIT

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private A R Howlett First World War, 1914–18 7495 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 1st Battalion - 25th Reinf view
Private B Cressy First World War, 1914–18 4163 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 1st Battalion - 13th Reinf view
Private F Hombsch First World War, 1914–18 252 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 1st Battalion - 13th Reinf view
Lance Corporal T E Hellyer 705 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 1st Battalion - 13th Reinf view
Address
Tamworth Uniting Church
144 Marius Street
Tamworth NSW 2340
Local Government Area
  • Tamworth Regional Council
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location/surrounding area
Inside the Tamworth Uniting Church
Memorial type
  • Board/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1919
Dedication date: 
10/08/1919
Dedication date
08/10/1919
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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