Wardell Public School Great War Honour Roll

Wardell Public School Great War Honour Roll
Description

The memorial is a white marble honour roll, with a curved top edge. The top is decorated with a scroll pattern and floral carvings. The inscription and names are incised into the marble and blackened. 

According to the Northern Star (Lismore), 14 July 1919, the roll was created by Mr H. Edwards of Lismore and originally had "the figure of a soldier with rifle on guard" on each side. The article also states the roll had been unveiled at the school recently. However, an article on 14 August in the same newspaper describes Mrs C.T. Lumley unveiling the roll at a school picnic on or around Wednesday 6 August.

Planning for the memorial had begun earlier in 1919. Attendees at a meeting at the school in February decided to investigate the cost of a marble monument before considering a timber version. On 7 February the Northern Star reported on the meeting, stating:

There is a considerable sum of money to hand, and a social will be held in the Victoria Hall on February 14th in aid of the fund.

Access to the memorial is restricted as it is inside the school. 

Materials
  • Marble
Inscription

FOR KING AND COUNTRY.
HEROES OF THE GREAT WAR.
1914-1919
OLD BOYS OF THE WARDELL PUBLIC SCHOOL.
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Address
Wardell Public School
20 Richmond Street
Wardell NSW 2477
Local Government Area
  • Ballina Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established date
1919
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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