World War 1 Honour Rolls & War Memorials in Canterbury City
A beautiful carved timber World War 1 Honour Roll with gold lettering was once displayed in the foyer of the Old Town Hall on Canterbury Road, between Canton and Howard Streets, Canterbury. This honour roll, supposedly listing all young men from Canterbury City who went overseas to fight, has since been lost.
Local historians Lesley Muir and Les Hall have created a list which is as complete as possible of young men and women from Canterbury City who went overseas to fight during WW1. They located many honour rolls and war memorials displayed in various churches, schools, halls, clubs and parks throughout Canterbury City. While none covers the entire area of Canterbury City, each is a memorial to those associated with the organisation or suburb where the memorial is displayed.
It is our intention to provide a photograph and brief history for each surviving honour roll and war memorial located in Canterbury City as well as alphabetical lists of the names recorded on these memorials. World War 1 honour rolls and war memorials recorded on this homepage to date are:
- Old Boys of Moorefields School honour roll in Belmore South Public School
- World War I columbarium plaques at St Alban's Church of England
- Roll of Honour in Campsie Baptist Church.
- King and Empire honour roll in St John's Church of England Hall, Campsie
- Canterbury District Roll of Honour, formerly in the old Town Hall, now hanging in the Local History Section of Campsie Library.
- Roll of Honour in St Saviour's Anglican Church, Punchbowl.
- WWI Memorial, The Broadway, Punchbowl.
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