Tenterfield Methodist Church First and Second World Wars Roll of Honour

Tenterfield Methodist Church First and Second World Wars Roll of Honour
Description

The Tenterfield Methodist Church First and Second World Wars Roll of Honour is a simply designed timber board, set within a timber frame. It lists the names of 72 members of the church community who had enlisted for service. Their names are printed neatly in gold across three columns. Those who made the supreme sacrifice are marked with a cross. 

The memorial was unveiled on 20 March 1949 by Lieutenant-Colonel, the Hon M. F. Bruxner, D.S.O., M.L.A. In its article about the ceremony, published on 24 March, the Tenterfield Star reported the original First World War roll had been destroyed by fire when an earlier church burnt down. The paper also listed the names of all those who had served. 

The roll is located in the former Tenterfield Uniting Church. It hangs in the northern vestibule of the entrance porch. The church was formed in 1977 but closed in September 2012. Regular services are no longer held on site, and as such, the memorial is not accessible to the public. 

Inscription

Tenterfield
Methodist Church
Roll of Honour
World War I
1914-1918
[Names]
World War II
1939-1945
[Names]
+ Supreme sacrifice

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit at embarkation Campaign Read more
Private M Sommerlad Second World War, 1939–45 NX40955 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 1st Company Australian Army Service Corps view
Leading Aircraftman R Sommerlad Second World War, 1939–45 33387 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 14th Operational Base Unit view
Flight Lieutenant V Sommerlad Second World War, 1939–45 421762 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) RAAF Command view
Leading Aircraftman A Sommerlad Second World War, 1939–45 75916 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 3rd Embarkation Depot Sandgate view
Stoker N Sullings Second World War, 1939–45 26421 Royal Australian Navy (RAN) HMAS Penguin view
Private C Tredennick First World War, 1914–18 1503 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 8th Squadron Australian Flying Corps view
Mrs J Walker Second World War, 1939–45 view
R L Walker First World War, 1914–18 view
H Whereat First World War, 1914–18 view
Private R H Wildish First World War, 1914–18 1408 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) Australian Motor Transport Section view

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Address
Former Tenterfield Uniting Church
Cnr High and Logan Streets
Tenterfield NSW 2372
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Tenterfield Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1949
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date
20 March 1949
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
Materials
  • Timber