Bega Candelo Methodist Roll of Honour

Details

Location Bega Pioneers Museum, Bega & Auckland Streets, Bega, Bega Valley - New South Wales, Australia
Type honour_roll
Description

Framed Paper Honour Roll

The local Methodist Church was filled at last Sunday night's service, when a Roll of Honor was unveiled as a tribute to the men who have enlisted from the Methodist churches of the circuit, with the addition of others in whom the local Church had special interest. The names of the men are: Dr. W. Evans, Rev. J. Wilkinson, Corporal S. Carver (Pambula), Ptes. I R. Ellis, C. Ellis, W. Hammond, E. Dawes, D. Day, C. Roberts, Hill (Wolumla), Edgar J. Kingston (nee Holzhauser). It was a matter for regret that the memorial on view did not represent the wishes of the generous donor, Mrs. Rogers, nor the plans of the Church officers.

Those to whom the work was entrusted failed to accomplish what was intended, and instead of a substantial memorial worthy of a permanent place in the church as a tribute to the men whose names it would perpetuate, a flimsy bit of lithographic work in a frame was opened up, to the keen disappointment of everybody. We under stand that this is to be immediately replaced by a memorial in keeping with the original intention. The unveiling ceremony, however, was formally carried out by Mrs. Rogers, who said it was a sad but proud privilege.

When she drove the first nail in the Candelo Methodist Church years ago she did not dream that it would ever be her duty to perform such a function as this. She paid tribute to the men who had gone to represent the Church in the great struggle for freedom and righteousness.
Southern Record and Advertiser (Candelo, NSW),
30 September 1916.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 24 September 1916 by Mrs. E Rogers
Inscription

Roll of Honour

A tribute
to those who have volunteered for
active service in the Great War

1914 - 15 - 16

[ Names ]

Presented by
Mrs. E. Roger
to the
Methodist Church, Candelo

For
duty
nobly
done

Condition

Good

Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

CROUCH, Norman Russell

Service number 997
Gunner
Born 1890

ELLIS, Clarence Mellington

Service number 1541
Private
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

KINGSTON, Edgar James Thomas

Service number 2932
Private
59th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

HAMMOND, George William

Service number 2425
Private
55th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

ROBERTS, Herbert

Service number 63784
Gunner

CARVER, George Havelock

Service number 18851
Gunner
7th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1892

EVANS, Wilfred

Service number V159891
Major
Born 10 Sep 1889

ELLIS, Raymond Stanley

Service number 2400
Private
55th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Mar 1891

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