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Location Mayfield - Waratah RSL Sub-Branch, 48 Baker Street, Wickham, Newcastle - New South Wales, Australia
Type honour_board
Description

Queensland maple frame, timber backing, hand crafted, designed and executed by Messrs. W. Bennett and Sons, of Charlton Street, Wickham, N.S.W. It stands 10 feet high, 4 feet wide, 190 names inscribed with 201 names later inscribed, a total of 391 names, a magnificent achievement.

On the 26th February 1916, the 1st of 2 Roll of Honour boards was unveiled in the Wickham Council Chambers, to honour 190 soldiers of the district serving in the Great War. Also, the foundation stone of a memorial to those who fell was laid at the front of the chambers (unveiled on the 24th May 1916, 7 names were inscribed to those who had fallen during the war, 87 names later inscribed).

The Council Chambers was packed to the verge of suffocation to witness the unveiling, a fine piece of artistic workmanship.

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Built 1916
Opened 26 February 1916
Inscription

Erected by the Citizens of Wickham, Volunteers to the Great European War
1914 - 1919
(Names)

Condition

Good

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Names

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CLAY-LAUER, Cyril Verner

Service number 701
Private
2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital
AIF WW1
Born Apr 1890

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YOUNG, John Douglas

Service number 203
Trooper
7th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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FEGAN, Don

Service number 1501
Sergeant
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1884

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TOLL, Thorold

Service number 2695
Private
4th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 24 Apr 1894

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GARDINER, Arthur James

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
55th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Sep 1884

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