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Young Wallsend Second World War Roll of Honour

Young Wallsend Second World War Roll of Honour
Young Wallsend Second World War Roll of Honour
Young Wallsend Second World War Roll of Honour, hanging on wall
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Description / Background

This war memorial is a timber roll of honour, which lists 40 veterans from the Young Wallsend district who served in the Second World War. Their names are printed in gold, across three columns in the centre of the board. They are divided into two groups, comprising 37 men and three women. All 40 veterans survived the conflict.

The roll is mounted inside a timber cabinet, with a glass front. The cabinet measures 3 feet (900mm) wide and 3 feet 6 inches (1080mm) tall. It is unknown if the cabinet is part of the original design or was added later.

The roll was unveiled at Smith's Hall on 4 November 1949 by Mrs T. Aubin, President of Young Wallsend Farewell and Reception Committee (Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 5 November 1949).

At some stage, the roll was moved to the Edgeworth Memorial Neighbourhood Centre. It hangs on the back wall of the stage, alongside the Young Wallsend Great War Roll of Honor. Access to it is restricted to the opening hours of the centre.

Note on veterans: J. Holden and J. W. Smith are unable to be traced/identified with links to Young Wallsend or the surrounding area, on either the A.I.F. Project or National Archives of Australia databases.


Roll of Honour

1939 Dedicated to the men and women of Young Wallsend. 1945





Veterans listed on this memorial

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Driver T Aubin Second World War, 1939–45 NX95479 Australian Army view
Private W H Baldwin Second World War, 1939–45 N444947 Australian Army view
Aircraftwoman C M Batten Second World War, 1939–45 105857 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Private J L Brown Second World War, 1939–45 N286261 Australian Army view
Lance Corporal V J Buckley Second World War, 1939–45 NX107180 Australian Army view
Lance Corporal W A Cain Second World War, 1939–45 N286105 Australian Army view
Able Seaman H V Cartwright Second World War, 1939–45 S/V369 Royal Australian Navy (RAN) view
Private A B Cherry Second World War, 1939–45 NX29373 Australian Army view
Pilot Officer K J Cleary Second World War, 1939–45 60180 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Sapper J Cotton Second World War, 1939–45 NX30954 Australian Army view

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Edgeworth Memorial Neighbourhood Centre
3 Minmi Road
Edgeworth NSW 2285
Local Government Area
Lake Macquarie, City of
Building – inside
Location status
Memorial type
Recorded by
Ronald L McIntosh
Year of construction
Dedication date
04 November 1949
Second World War, 1939–45