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Armadale Congregational Church Honour Board

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Armadale Congregational Church Honour Board
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Reconstructed Armadale Congregational Church - Historic Precinct
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Honour Board
Monument Details
Name Armadale Congregational Church Honour Board
Location Hung in the Armadale Congregational Church, originally located on the corner of Church Avenue and Third Road, Armadale. The church has now been relocated to the Minnawarra Historic Precinct, Jull Street, Armadale
Dedication Date ????

Armadale Congregational Church Honour Board commemorates those from the Armadale Congregational Church who served in World War One.


History

In April 1916 a send-off in the church was held for many of the men on the Honour Board;

On Wednesday last, in the Armadale Congregational Church, a send-off was given to all the soldiers of the town, then in camp or about to go ... All the soldiers were not present, but the farewell was given to the following:—Messrs. Joe Farnell, K. Sloan, A. E. and A. H. Bingham, A. Grafham, J. Saw, B. and F. Powell, R. Beatty, Serman, H. Richards, T. Bailey,F. W. Wakeham, Chas. Fielder, L. Morgan, W. G. Martin, S. Till, E. Serls, H. Stenson, Claude March, and Vernon Whitney. It was mentioned during the evening that Norman Skewes was going into camp.[1]

The dedication date of the Honour Board is unclear, however it was noted as in place in the church by 1918;

The young men of the church did their part in the Great War, as the long honor roll testifies, and the beautiful pulpit, a memorial to one of them Mr Grafham, who made the supreme sacrifice. This was erected in 1918. [2]

Setting

The Honour Board was hung in the Armadale Congregational Church building, where it remains.

Description

Monument Details

Title

Honor Board
The Great War
1914 - 1918

* Those killed in action are noted on the board with an asterisk

References

  1. "FAREWELLS TO SOLDIERS.". The West Australian. XXXII, (4,385). Western Australia. 21 April 1916. p. 5. Retrieved 1 November 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. "THE OLD CANNING CHURCH. ITS HISTORY AND ASSOCIATIONS.". The Swan Express. XXIX, (57). Western Australia. 18 October 1929. p. 7. Retrieved 1 November 2017 – via National Library of Australia.