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The honour roll commemorates employees of W. Winn and Company who served in World War One.  The honour roll is a display case with a photo of each of the employees that served. There are 25 photos set behind a glass cover each with identification of who the person is.  It includes three of the Winn family, the owners of the store. 

The W. Winn and Company store was located on the south east corner of Brown and Hunter Streets Newcastle.

The annual meeting of the employees of Messrs. W. Winn and Co., Newcastle was held on Tuesday night, in the Memorial Institute, when the report and balance-sheet of the efforts promoted for patriotic and charitable purposes during the war were received. The report set out that the work of the employees commenced on September 4, 1914, and had been continued right through, assisting in every movement that has been held in the city, whereby they had been the means of raising the sum of £4150 12s Id.  The employees not only assisted in raising funds for war purposes, but of their number 26 sailed abroad to serve their King and country in the Great War.  

Twelve have returned after having done considerable service, and two, it was reported with regret, had made the supreme sacrifice, namely, N. C. Barratt and F. J. Haynes. To the memory of each of them the employees have decided to erect a tablet, and to each of the men who return a substantial monetary gift is given.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW), 
24 July 1919.


Address:Ring Road & Shortland Lane, Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, 2308
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.892558
Long: 151.698389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Source: SKP,NRWM, MA
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