Baulkham Hills William Thompson Masonic School War Memorial

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Location Masonic School, Balcombe Heights Estate, Seven Hills Road, Baulkham Hills, The Hills Shire - New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The William Thompson Masonic School War Memorial commemorates the masons of New South Wales who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

Inside the 8 mm thick steel surround with the veteran soldiers outlined cut out, there are 4 glass plate panels 12 mm thick with the names of all the New South Wales Masons who died in World War One. Each of the glass panels is 1 meter tall and 1.6 meters wide and behind the memorial there stands the flag pole approximately 6 meters tall. Around the base of the memorial, the surrounding area is planted with Rosemary in a natural bush setting.

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Inscription

MEMORIAL AVENUE OF TREES

IN 1922, THE FORMER WILLIAM THOMPSON MASONIC
SCHOOL AND HOSTEL WAS OPENED ON THIS ESTATE
AND 364 AUSTRALIAN BRUSH BOX TREES WERE
PLANTED TO HONOUR THE FREEMASONS FROM NSW
WHO WERE KILLED IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

THE AVENUE OF TREES IS COMPLEMENTED BY
THE SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL

(Names)

MEMORIAL TO THE FALLEN

THE SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED IN 2007.
ETCHED INTO IT ARE THE NAMES OF THE 364 MASONS
FROM NSW WHO DIED IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

A COMMEMORATION SERVICE FOR THE FALLEN
IS HELD ANNUALLY ON REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY.

Condition

Good

Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

KERSLAKE, George Knight

Service number 587
Lieutenant
1st Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1

HOGUE, Oliver

Service number 447
Major
14th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 29 Apr 1880

PUTNEY, Frederick William

Service number 2368
Second Lieutenant
36th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Sep 1881

TAYLOR, Charles Stuart

Service number 1882
Sergeant
54th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1883

MCALLISTER, Adam

Service number 2
Major
8th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 5 Mar 1869

MOORE, Ralph Ingram

Service number 1151
Captain
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 May 1888

MCHATTIE, Donald Gordon

Service number OFFICER
Captain
3rd Divisional Train
AIF WW1
Born 19 Aug 1892

HOUSTON, Archibald White

Service number 4438
Private
17th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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