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Location Jezzine Barracks, Mitchell Street, North Ward,, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Type honour_board
Description

Wooden Honour Board with turned wooden pillars

In 1947 the Townsville City Council commissioned Townsville cabinet making company Harvey and Clark to build this Honour Board to be housed in the Old City Hall in Flinders Street.
Like the World War One Honour Board, the board is made entirely of North Queensland timbers; silky oak, cedar and Bean tree.
The Honour Board lists the names of people from Townsville and the surrounding communities who served during World War Two. Names have also been added in the right-hand panel for those who served in Korea, Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam.
The names of people killed in action are indicated by KIA or DOAS or DOW after their name on the plaque.
In July 1969 the Honour Boards were extensively damaged by a fire that went through the City Hall. After the fire the council dismantled the boards to rebuild the city hall.
In 1976 the council chambers were moved to new buildings in Walker Street and the boards were with the RSL ‘to utilise and restore’.
In February 1978, a fire much worse than the first gutted the building storing the boards, with both the WW1 and WW2 boards being damaged.
Taken to Lavarack Barracks they were restored and then mounted in their present location in Jezzine Barracks in 1981.
Now, as museum artefacts, they are kept conserved, and can neither be altered, added to or amended.

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Inscription

THE CITY OF TOWNSVILLE
HONOUR ROLL
1939 1945
(Names)

Condition

Excellent

Names

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SIDES, Francis William

Service number QX15400
Lance Sergeant
2nd/3rd Independent Company
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 15 Dec 1913

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MELCHERT, Charles James

Service number O11419
Group Captain
No. 38 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 29 May 1922

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ROBERTSON, Rudolph Berzinsky

Service number Q130451
Gunner
General Details Depot
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 17 Sep 1907

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THOMAS, Ronald James

Service number 404683
Flight Lieutenant
No. 7 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 9 Sep 1913

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LENOY, Stafford Kenny James

Service number QX54232
Sergeant
3rd Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 21 Oct 1924

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ROBERTSON, Ivan Henry Livesey

Service number QX53103
Lance Corporal
31/51 (amalgamated) Infantry Battalion AMF
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 11 Mar 1918

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VIDLER, Keith Thomas

Service number QX1873
Bombardier
2nd/10th Field Regiment
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 12 Sep 1920

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TYRRELL, Melville Beckman

Service number 23771
Sergeant
No. 11 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 4 Oct 1921

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