City of Townsville WW2 HR Back to Search

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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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HALSTEAD, William Kevin

Service number 414349
Flight Sergeant
No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 4 Jun 1921

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MCHARDIE, Warren Ainsleigh

Service number QX 11542
Private
2nd/31st Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 27 Jul 1912

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CALVERT, James

Service number QX2240
Lance Corporal
2nd/9th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 22 Apr 1910

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CHOWNS, Nurden Anderson

Service number 426311
Flying Officer
No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 27 Nov 1923

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BAHR, Colin Victor

Service number QP32570
Warrant Officer Class 1
Australian Force Vietnam Amenities and Welfare Unit
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 23 Dec 1922

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DALEY, Edward

Service number 2/400087
Private
3rd Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 19 Feb 1926

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MUNROE, Albert Henry

Service number 426647
Flying Officer
No. 466 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 6 Oct 1923

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MADGE, Maitland

Service number Q186400
Private
Born 17 Mar 1901

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