Wickham Public School Great War Honour Roll Back to Search

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Location Newcastle Interchange, Platform 1, Stewart Avenue, between Beresford and Station Streets, Wickham, Newcastle - New South Wales, Australia
Type honour_roll
Description

A marble honour roll constructed by local stonemasonry firm Meldrum and Markey. At the top is a crest comprising of an Australian Military Forces badge with supporting Kangaroo and Emu. The years '1914' and '1919' are centred within laurel wreaths. Two vertical turned marble columns adorn the left and right sides, enhancing the design. Two explanatory plaques accompany the memorial (pictured).

After the Newcastle Earthquake in 1989, the Wickham School was closed. The Honour Roll was transferred to Newcastle Regional Museum until it closed. As at January 2018, it is on display at the Newcastle Interchange.

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Inscription

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

Erected by the Parents and Citizens Association in Honour of the Old Boys of the School who fought in The Great War.

[Names]

Unveiled 27th July 1918 by Ald R.J. Bond Esq J.P. Mayor. Hon J.L. Fegan. President F. Neal Esq. Principal S. Brown Esq. J.P. Secretary.

Condition

Good

Names

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FREWIN, Edwin Arthur

Service number 678
Private
1st Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Jun 1894

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HUMPHREYS, William Joseph Harold

Service number 3964
Driver
13th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 26 Oct 1896

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TOLL, Thorold

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

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GAMMIDGE, James Alfred

Service number 7744
Private
4th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 31 Mar 1890

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SEYMOUR, William Lester

Service number 2651
Private
34th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1897

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PARDEY, Leslie James

Service number 871
Private
55th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Nov 1893

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BLANDFORD, Frederick Rodford

Service number 2869
Private
53rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Dec 1894

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WADDELL, Andrew John McArthur

Service number 16134
Private
9th Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 3 Sep 1897

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