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02-April-2016
02-April-2016
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An artistic printed honour roll commemorates those from the church circuit who volunteered for active service during World War One. 

The local Methodist Church was filled at last Sunday night's service, when a Roll of Honor was unveiled as a tribute to the men who have enlisted from the Methodist churches of the circuit, with the addition of others in whom the local Church had special interest. The names of the men are: Dr. W. Evans, Rev. J. Wilkinson, Corporal S. Carver (Pambula), Ptes. I R. Ellis, C. Ellis, W. Hammond, E. Dawes, D. Day, C. Roberts, Hill (Wolumla), Edgar J. Kingston (nee Holzhauser). It was a matter for regret that the memorial on view did not represent the wishes of the generous donor, Mrs. Rogers, nor the plans of the Church officers. Those to whom the work was entrusted failed to accomplish what was intended, and instead of a substantial memorial worthy of a permanent place in the church as a tribute to the men whose names it wouid perpetuate, a flimsy bit of lithographic work in a frame was opened up, to the keen disappointment of everybody. We under stand that this is to be immediately replaced by a memorial in keeping with the original intention. The unveiling ceremony, however, was formally carried out by Mrs. Rogers, who said it was a sad but proud privilege. When she drove the first nail in the Candelo Methodist Church years ago she did not dream that it would ever be her duty to perform such a function as this. She paid tribute to the men who had gone to represent the Church in the great struggle for freedom and righteousness. 
Southern Record and Advertiser (Candelo, NSW), 30 September 1916.

Location

Address:87 Bega Street (corner Auckland Street), Bega Pioneers Museum, Bega, 2550
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.671917
Long: 149.841445
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 24th September, 1916
Front Inscription
               ROLL OF HONOUR

                      A TRIBUTE
TO THOSE WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED FOR
ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE GREAT WAR
                    1914 - 15 - 16
                       (Names)

                 Presented By
                MRS.E.ROGER
                         to the 
METHODIST CHURCH ,CANDELO

     FOR                          NOBLY
      DUTY                        DONE 
          
Source: MA
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