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Tingha Methodist Church First World War Roll of Honor

Tingha Methodist Church First World War Roll of Honor
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Description / Background

This war memorial is a timber honour roll for the First World War. It has an intricately carved pediment and features a painting of the crossed Union Jack and Australian flags. The names of members of the Tingha Methodist Church who served in the war are listed across two columns in the centre of the board. Some of the original names are printed in gold, while others have been added over time using white paint.

The roll was unveiled at the church on 27 January 1918. The Reverend A. W. Porton of Inverell performed the dedication service and Mrs Eggins, who had sent three sons to the front and lost one, performed the unveiling. The ceremony was reported in the Tingha Advocate and North-Western Journal on 1 February. At the time, the roll only included 29 names, four of whom had died. All the names were published in the article, which also described the memorial as:

A handsome honor roll, of Gothic architectural design, the ... names being enscrolled in letters of gold under the conjoined flags of England and the land of the Southern Cross. 

At some stage, the roll was moved to the Tingha Sport and Recreation Club. Access to it is restricted to the opening hours of the club. 

Note: Several of the names on the roll are illegible and are not recorded in the table below. 

Inscription

Roll of Honor
Tingha Methodist Church.
[Names]
* Fallen

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Private H Archibald First World War, 1914–18 1051 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private C Bathersby First World War, 1914–18 94 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Sapper C Benson First World War, 1914–18 7821 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private J A Bottrell First World War, 1914–18 1989 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private R R Bottrell First World War, 1914–18 4444 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private E G Bower First World War, 1914–18 45 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
A L Bridge First World War, 1914–18 view
Driver A O Brissett First World War, 1914–18 2704 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Driver H N Brissett First World War, 1914–18 1178 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
A E Brown First World War, 1914–18 view

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Address
Tingha Sport and Recreation Club
New Valley Road
Tingha NSW 2369
Local Government Area
Inverell Shire
Setting
Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
David Wiedemann. Graham Wilson.
Year of construction
1918
Dedication date
27 January 1918
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Materials
Timber