Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board

Details

Location Unley Rd and Oxford St, Unley, South Australia, Australia
Type honour_board
Description

A large ornate polished board in the classic Greek style divided into five panels with a gable centrepiece, each panel has a capped pillar border. Between the first and second pillars are two columns of names, between the second and third are five columns of names, between the third and fourth are nine columns of names, between the fourth and fifth are five columns of names and between the fifth and sixth are two columns of names. Originally the board only comprised those names on the face, additional names were added to the left of the first pillar and right of the second pillar, left of the third pillar, right of the fourth pillar and left of the fifth pillar. All details above and below the names are wood carved, on the centre pillars are wreaths; the names are in gold paint. To the right of the board is a framed bronze plaque.

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Built Built in 1918 there were 17 designs submitted and the 'Caledonia' designed by Messrs A. Pengelley & Co. at an estimated cost of £175 was decided upon by the Committee. A prize of £5 5/ was awarded to the winning design.
Opened 15 September 1918 by His Excellency The Governor, Sir Henry Lionel Galway K.C.M.G., D.S.O.
Inscription


THEY FOUGHT NOBLY

IN THEIR SACRIFICE WAS OUR SHELTER EVEN UNTO DEATH

UNLEY CITY HONOR ROLL

1914 - 1919

THE MEN WHO MARCHED AWAY
THIS HONOR ROLL CONTAINS THE NAMES OF 1504 MEN AND NURSES WHO AT THE TIME OF ENLISTMENT WERE CITIZENS OF UNLEY

348 MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

52 GAINED MILITARY DISTINCTIONS.

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: Unley City Council
PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Names now listed are 1641 men and 27 nurses

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

SMILY, Percival Vernon

Service number 338
Sergeant
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 19 Apr 1893

HICKS, Henry

Service number 8891
Sergeant
4th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 18 Aug 1895

FRANCIS, Allan Allwood

Service number S969
Lance Sergeant
Born 16 Aug 1890

RODDA, William Stephen

Service number S42935
Private
Born 4 Dec 1895

NIELD, Hugh Kingsley

Service number S68349
Lieutenant
Born 12 Mar 1893

DUXBURY, Leslie Varley

Service number 2868
Second Lieutenant
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 Jan 1891

HUSSIN, Thomas

Service number 12725
Private
11th Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 9 Feb 1889

RUGLESS, Francis Samuel

Service number 11106
Sergeant
1st Australian Army Service Corps Company
AIF WW1
Born 1 Sep 1893