Sydney Technical High School WW1 Roll Of Honour Back to Search

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Details

Location 686 Forest Road Bexley, Bexley, Rockdale - New South Wales, Australia
Type Honour Roll
Description

The Honour Board, a varnished wooden memorial with gold lettering, is in the main entrance administrative building of the school close to the Executive Offices and the school auditorium.

In 1917 an Honour Board was constructed by the Woodwork Teacher Arthur G Humphreys who had replaced Woodwork Teacher Arthur S Waterer. (Waterer had enlisted in January 1916). It was a magnificent structure with an ornate carved timber frame surrounding the original 4 panels of names. The original Board contained 152 names. Six of these names, at the end, are out of alphabetical order – probably notified after the gilt lettering of the original list of 146 had commenced.

The current configuration (second photograph) has a second panel added below the original with a total of 281 names. This second panel was needed due to continued fighting later in 1917 and 1918 and more enlistees being identified. The second panel was added some time from 1919 onwards.

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Built Arthur G Humphreys and Arthur S Waterer Woodwork Teachers at Sydney Technical High School
Opened 24 May 1917
Inscription

Roll of Honour with the Sydney Technical High School insignia
Three metal logos showing – "Rabaul – Egypt”, “STHS scroll” and “Gallipoli – France"

Condition

Excellent - maintained by Sydney Technical High School

Names

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Thumb booth  douglas halyroyd 54388
BOOTH, Douglas Halroyd

Service number 54388
Private
1st to 15th (NSW) Reinforcements
AIF WW1
Born 6 Mar 1899

Thumb broue  adalbert gurwood
BROUE, Adalbert Gurwood

Service number 1467
Gunner
36th Heavy Artillery Group
AIF WW1
Born 4 Dec 1899

Thumb bonsall  george william 59231
BONSALL, George William

Service number 59231
Private
1st to 15th (NSW) Reinforcements
AIF WW1
Born 3 Jul 1897

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