Wingham Grand United Independent Order of Oddfellows First World War Roll of Honour

Wingham Grant United Independent Order of Oddfellows First World War Roll of Honour
Description

The roll of honour is made of paper and set within a glass and timber frame. The painted design at the top of the page featuring the eye, flags and female figures is typical of other rolls from branches of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows in New South Wales. The memorial was designed by the Order and Mr Tyler of the Wingham Superior Public School completed the handwriting of names on the roll.

The Wingham branch of the Order unveiled the roll in the Wingham Oddfellows' Hall on Tuesday 20 February 1917. The unveiling was performed by Miss Mary Richardson and the ceremony was covered in detail on 23 February in The Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Observer.

The roll is now located in the Wingham Museum, also known as the Manning Valley Historical Society Museum. Access to the memorial is restricted to the opening hours of the museum. 

Inscription

GRAND UNITED ORDER OF ODDFELLOWS
NEW SOUTH WALES

ROLL OF HONOUR

"They served their country in her hour of need"

We hereby place on record the names of member of the
WINGHAM UNION BRANCH, No. 1388, who for love of
their country and a just cause enlisted for Active Service
during the Great War against Germany and  her allies, which began
on 4th August, 1914, and we herby express on behalf of our
Order the high esteem in which we hold them for their gallantry
and heroism
[Names]
* Killed in action
P. Meade, Grand Master.
G.W. Gerden, Deputy G.M.
Geo. H. Sands, Grand Sec.
February 20, 1917

Veterans listed on this memorial

Address
Wingham Museum
12 Farquhar Street
Wingham NSW 2429
Local Government Area
  • Mid-Coast Council
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established date
1917
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
02/20/1917
Dedication date
20 February 1917
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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