Finch Hatton - Netherdale District Honour Board

Location: Was located in the old Finch Hatton Railway Station, Eungella Road, Finch-Hatton till it was stolen in 1992.   
Local Government Authority: Mirani Shire Council.
Year Constructed: post 1918?.
Type of Construction:   Timber and pressed copper.
War: 1914-1918.
Names: 51 (8 killed), (8 wounded), (6 Invalided Home).
History:  This honour board originally was hung in the waiting room at the Finch Hatton Railway Station.  It was stolen shortly before Christmas 1991 and has not since been located.
Information Sources: Platypus Press, June 1992, No. 45, p.3.
The Daily Mercury, Thursday, April 19, 2001.
The Finch Hatton Netherdale Honour Board. C. 1991
(Photo courtesy of  Maurice "MO" Stokes , Southampton , England)

(IH) Invalided Home
(K) Killed
(W) Wounded

Name Recorded Identified As  
BALL, F. (W) BALL, Frederick, Private, 596, 41st Battalion / 52nd Battalion, enlisted 3 January 1916, Effective Abroad.  
BALL, J. (K) BALL, James, Sergeant, 597, 41st Battalion / 52nd Battalion, enlisted 3 January 1916, Died of Wounds 26 September 1917, Belgium.  
BARBIN, W. BARBIN, William, Private, 2767, 42nd Battalion, enlisted 12 October 1916, Returned to Australia 23 September 1918.  
BARNES, W. (not positively identified)  
BLETCHER, V.R. BLETCHER, Victor Revell (M.i.D.), Sergeant, 83, 41st Battalion, enlisted 3 January 1916, Returned to Australia 2 January 1919.  
BROMAGE, A.E. BROMAGE, Alexander, Elliott, Private, 6294, 26th Battalion, enlisted 19 September 1916, Medically Discharged 5 December 1916, did not leave Australia.  
CHANDLER, J.W. CHANDLER, James William, Private, 58, 25th Battalion, enlisted 30 January 1915, Returned to Australia 9 December 1916.  
COOK, J. COOK, John, Driver, 16994, 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, enlisted 21 February 1916, Returned to Australia 3 July 1919.  
COURTNEY, G.L. (not positively identified)  
CROMPTON, M.L. (K) CROMPTON, Major Lionel, Private, 3055, 41st Battalion/3rd Machine Gun Battalion, enlisted 23 September 1916, Killed in Action, 24 December 1917, France. 
CROW, E. (not positively identified)  
DE ST HELLIER, A.R. DE ST HEILAIRE, Rudolph Amedee, Private, 2407,2nd Light Horse Regiment /41st Battalion, enlisted 8 January 1916, Returned to Australia 11 May 1919.  
DRAIN, G. DRANE, George, Sapper, 7499, Tunnelling Companies, enlisted 30 March 1917, Returned to Australia 12 May 1918.  
DREW, G. (W) DREW, George, Private, 4295, 31st Battalion, enlisted 7 October 1916, Returned to Australia 16 March 1918.  
EARLY, G.A. (K) (not positively identified)  
FAIR, C.H. (W) FAIR, Charles Henry, Private, 646, 41st Battalion / 31st Battalion, enlisted 18 January 1916, Returned to Australia 12 March 1918, died 21 January 1959, aged 68 years, buried Walkerston Cemetery.  
GILLESPIE, R. (K) GILLESPIE, Robert, Private, 1326, 15th Battalion, enlisted 19 December 1914, Killed in Action 4 May 1915, Quinn's Post, Gallipoli, Turkey.   
GREENWAY, E.F. (I.H.) GREENAWAY, Ernest Fyfield, Private, 6325, 26th Battalion, enlisted 2 September 1916, Returned to Australia 26 September 1917.  
GROTH, R. (W) GROTH, Ronald, Lance Sergeant, 1191, 42nd Battalion, enlisted 22 February 1916, Returned to Australia 8 January 1919.  
GROTH, W.L. (W) GROTH, William Leo, Lance Corporal, 1194, 42nd Battalion, enlisted 21 February 1916, Returned to Australia 19 October 1918.  
HANSEN, H. (W) (not positively identified)  
HARTIGAN, E. (IH) (not positively identified)  
HERITAGE, G. (not positively identified)  
HUGHES, R.D. (K) HUGHES, Richard Douglas, Private, 6028, 9th Battalion, enlisted 8 February 1916, Killed in Action, 20 September 1917, Belgium.
JOHNSON, R. (not positively identified)  
LENNON, W.S. (W) LENNON, William Stanley, Sergeant, 915, 9th Battalion, enlisted 21 August 1914, Returned to Australia 13 March 1918.  
LESLIE, A. LESLIE, Alfred (M.M.), Corporal, 4551, 26th Battalion, enlisted 11 January 1916, Returned to Australia 16 March 1919.  
LETCHFORD, B.G. LITCHFORD, Bertie George, Private, 3184, 52nd Battalion / 4th Machine Gun Battalion, enlisted 12 October 1916, Returned to Australia 23 June 1919, died 21 January 1972, aged 81 years, buried Walkerston Cemetery.  
LOWE, J. (not positively identified)  
MANSELL, C.E. (IH) MANSELL, Claude Ernest, Private, 6063, 9th Battalion, enlisted 14 February 1916, Returned to Australia 17 March 1917.  
McKENNY, F. (not positively identified)  
McNICOL, R. McNICHOL, Robert, Private, 4100, 31st Battalion / 15th Battalion, enlisted 3 July 1916, Died of Wounds 16 June 1918, France.  
PATERSON, W. (IH) (not positively identified)  
PLANT, E. (not positively identified)  
POLLOCK, H. POLLOCK, Henry, Lance Corporal, 3423, 4th Pioneer Battalion, enlisted 27 October 1916, Returned to Australia 24 January 1919.  
RODGERS, W. (IH) (not positively identified)  
SCRAGGS, J. SCRAGGS, John, Sapper, 1938, 4th Pioneer Battalion, enlisted 3 January 1916, Returned to Australia 15 June 1919.  
SHIELS, C.D. SHIELS, Charles Warren, Private, 7058, 15th Battalion, enlisted 23 September 1916, Returned to Australia 25 January 1919.  
SINCLAIR, A. SINCLAIR, Albert, Private, 296, 12th Machine Gun Company, enlisted 13 March 1916, Returned to Australia 12 May 1919.  
SMITH, G.A. (not positively identified)  
STRUGNELL, A. (not positively identified)  
THOMPSON, T. (IH) THOMPSON, Thomas, Private, 7318, 15th Battalion, enlisted 27 October 1916, Returned to Australia 5 November 1917.  
TOWNSEND, H. TOWNSEND, Henry, Private, 7329, 9th Battalion, enlisted 18 November 1916, Returned to Australia 16 June 1919, died 9 January 1978, aged 86 years,  buried Mount Bassett Cemetery, Mackay.   
VALENTINE, F.W. VALENTINE, Frank Walter, Sergeant, 1208, 42nd Battalion / 41st Battalion, enlisted 11 January 1916, Returned to Australia 27 April 1919.  
VERNOST, F. VERNOST, Frank Joseph Alfred, Private, 52nd Battalion, 3704, enlisted 14 April 1917, discharged 13 November 1917.  
WABBERLEY, W.H. (K) WEBBERLEY, William Harold, Private, 542, 25th Battalion, enlisted 30 January 1915, Killed in Action, 5 August 1916, Pozieres, France.   
WARBURTON, E. (W) (not positively identified)  
WATERS, G.F. (K) WATERS, George Young, Private, 4379, 31st Battalion / 15th Battalion, enlisted 7 October 1916, Killed in Action, 1 July 1917, Messines Ridge, Belgium.  
WARD, T. WARD, Tom, Private, 2274, 15th Battalion / 47th Battalion, enlisted 22 February 1916, Returned to Australia 2 June 1919.  
WINTON, T. (K) (not positively identified)  
WOODS, S.F. WOOD, Sydney Francis, Private, 3755, 31st Battalion / 52nd Battalion, enlisted 9 March 1916, Died whilst a Prisoner of War, 28 April 1918, France.  

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