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Valery Second World War Honor Roll, Bellingen

Valery Second World War Honor Roll, Bellingen
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Description / Background

This war memorial is a timber honour roll for the Second World War. It is shaped like a heraldic shield and is mounted on a timber backing board. Towards the top of the board is the emblem of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces, painted in gold. 

The memorial lists 11 veterans who served in the war who have a connection to the small rural town of Valery, NSW. Their names are printed in gold in alphabetical order in the centre of the board. However, as the list only includes surnames from C to M, it is possible the roll originally contained one or more additional boards. 

Details about the construction or unveiling of the memorial have not been found in local newspaper archives. It is likely it would have been dedicated in the Valery Hall, which was demolished in 1951. It is now located in the Bellingen branch of the Bellingen and Urunga Museums, where it is available for viewing during opening hours.

There are a number of similar shields in the museum's collection. It is possible they were made by the Bellingen Furniture Factory, operated by L. McNally and G. Griffiths in Bellingen during the First World War. It specialised in the construction of furniture made from cedar, silky oak, beech, and pine. 

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Inscription

Valery.
[Australian Commonwealth Military Forces emblem]
Honor Roll.
1939 1946
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Private H S Capararo Second World War, 1939–45 NX112394 (N160357) Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Private T W Daley Second World War, 1939–45 N161184 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Private R W J Goulding Second World War, 1939–45 N160830 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Sergeant L S Hall Second World War, 1939–45 NX140568 (N104674) Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Private F Heckenberg Second World War, 1939–45 2400420 (NX44009) Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Private A K McMullen Second World War, 1939–45 NX145221 (N206364) Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
H J McMullen Second World War, 1939–45 N290975 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Gunner L J McMullen Second World War, 1939–45 NX153706 (N161585) Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Private M V McMullen Second World War, 1939–45 NX1553319 (N160540) Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view
Sapper L W O Muffett Second World War, 1939–45 NX67754 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view

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Address
Bellingen Museum
33-39 Hyde Street
Bellingen NSW 2454
Local Government Area
Bellingen Shire
Setting
Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Conflict/s
Second World War, 1939–45
Materials
Timber