Pleystowe Honour Board

Location: Pleystowe Mill Office, Pleystowe QLD 4741
Local Government Authority: Mackay Regional Council
Year Constructed: Made by Charles Porter and Sons in May 1947 at a cost of 55 Pounds.
Type of Construction:   Silky Oak Timber
War: 1939-1945
Names: 80; (Killed in Action: 9)
History:  The Honour Board was originally located in the Pleystowe School of Arts Hall in the grounds of Pleystowe Sugar Mill.  The School of Arts hall was demolished in 2001. The Board was restored in 2005 and now holds a place of honour in the offices of Mackay Sugar at Pleystowe Mill. The acronym P.K.C. Inc. stands for the Pleystowe Knitting Circle Incorporated. These were a group of local women, mothers wives, daughters etc on which the Pleystowe Patriotic and Welfare Committee was formed in 1943. The Committee arranged for the honour board as well as the planting of nine trees for the Pleystowe Memorial Avenue.
Information Sources:  

Glen Hall Collection

*KILLED IN ACTION

Name Recorded as Identified as  
ABBOTT, C. (not positively identified)  
ANDERSON, J. ANDERSON, John Sidney, Private, QX48353 (Q114735), B.C.O.F., enlisted 12 November 1941, discharged 8 October 1947.  
BAKER, R.* BAKER, Ronald George, Private, QX13247, 2nd Company, Australian Army Service Corps, enlisted 12 July 1940, Died of Illness whilst P.O.W., 1 October 1943, Burma.
BAKER, N. (not positively identified)  
BARRY, R. BARRY, Richard Albon,  Sapper, QX18739, 2/1 Australian Army Field Workshops, enlisted 12 June 1941, discharged 3 February 1945.  
BROOKES, A. BROOKES, Ambrose,  Private, QX18579, 2/12th Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 25 February 1941, discharged 29 October 1945.
BRYANT, J. BRYANT, Arthur James, Able Seaman, B4818, HMAS Magnetic, enlisted 15 July 1943, discharged 4 July 1946.
CHRISTIE, N.* CHRISTIE, Neil McNaughton, Corporal, QX8389, 2/3 Ordnance Store Company, Australian Army Ordnance Corps, enlisted 16 June 1940, Died of Illness while P.O.W., 5 June 1945, Borneo.
CHILDE, S. (not positively identified)  
CLARKE, K. (not positively identified)  
CLARKE, R. CLARKE, Reuben Edward, Craftsman, QX53765, 4 Aust. Inf. TP W/SHOP, enlisted 10 June 1943, discharged 24 January 1945.   
CLARKE, S.T. CLARKE, Sydney Thomas, Lance Corporal, QX18580, 2/2 Company AASC, enlisted 25 March 1941, discharged 29 May 1944.
CORNWALL, P.W. (not positively identified)  
DOUGLAS, C.R. DOUGLAS, Cecil Robert, Gunner, QX44969, 141 AUST COY A/A BTY MOBILE, enlisted 12 June 1941, discharged 29 March 1946.  
DOUGLAS, R.N. DOUGLAS, Roderick Niels, Sapper, QX60295, 11 Field Company, enlisted 18 February 1944, discharged 7 January 1946.  
DOWNING, N.H. DOWNING, Neville Alfred,  Corporal, 25091 (RAAF), 6 Service Flying Training School, enlisted 4 June 1940, discharged 31 August 1945. 
DUFFY, W. DUFFY, William Patrick, Private, QX13108, 2/11 Field Company, enlisted 26 June 1940, discharged 20 August 1943.  
DUNCAN, I. DUNCAN, Ira Harold, Leading Aircraftman, 151708 (RAAF), Air Defence Headquarters, Brisbane, enlisted 23 March 1944, discharged 26 April 1946.  
DYNE, C.A. DYNE, Colin Alfred, Private, QX18554, 2/15th Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 25 February 1941, discharged 21 December 1945, died 22 April 1965, aged 49 years, buried Walkerston Cemetery.  
ELWORTHY, A.J.* ELWORTHY, Alan James, Private, QX33560(Q130620), 15th Battalion, Australian Infantry, enlisted 16 December 1941, , Killed in Action, 26 December 1944, Bougainville Island.  
ELWORTHY, C.L. ELWORTHY, Charles Henry, Trooper, QX18533, 2/5 Armoured Regiment, enlisted 28 January 1941, discharged 29 October 1945.  
ELWORTHY, D. ELWORTHY, Desmond Noel, Private, QX62182, 112 BMH, enlisted 17 October 1944, discharged 13 January 1947.  
ELWORTHY, K.C. ELWORTHY, Kenneth Vivian, Driver, QX44970, 141 Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery, enlisted 12 June 1941, discharged 20 February 1947.  
ELLIS, W.L. ELLIS, William, Lance Corporal, QX60525, 14 Works Company, enlisted 14 March 1944, discharged 18 March 1946.  
EDMONDS, E. (not positively identified)  
FORD, R.W. (not positively identified)  
GLEN, H.* GLEN, Harry James, Lance Corporal, QX8398, 2/25th Battalion, Australian Infantry, enlisted 16 June 1940, Died of Injuries, 4 September 1942, At sea off Townsville, Queensland.
GARTH, J. GARTH, Thomas John, Warrant Officer, 414347 (RAAF), 100 Squadron, enlisted 13 September 1941, discharged 19 June 1946.  
GARTH, R. GARTH, Reginald, Corporal, QX18905, Australian Imperial Force, enlisted 11 December 1941, enlisted 20 June 1944.  
GIBSON, A. GIBSON, Alexander Munro, Private, QX29322, HQ 25th Australian Infantry Brigade, enlisted 6 January 1942, discharged 26 November 1945.  
GRAHAM, W. GRAHAM, William Alfred, Corporal, 24070 (RAAF), 94 Squadron, enlisted 17 May 1940, discharged 22 October 1945.  
GRIFFITHS, A. GRIFFITHS, Henry Alfred, Private, QX18960, Australian Imperial Force, enlisted 8 January 1942, discharged 1 May 1942.  
GRIFFITHS, J.H. GRIFFITHS, Joseph Henry, Private, QX18584, 2/2 Australian Machine Gun Battalion, enlisted 25 March 1941, discharged 4 January 1946.
GRIFFITHS, T.W. GRIFFITHS, Thomas William, Private, QX18585, 11 Training Battalion, enlisted 25 March 1941, discharged 12 July 1941.

GRIFFITHS, Thomas William, Private, Q215511, 15th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps Queensland, enlisted 16 February 1942, discharged 21 October 1945. 

 
HALPIN, G.* HALPIN, Geoffrey, Engineer Officer, (Merchant Navy), S.S. Faraday, Missing presumed killed, 26 March 1941, English Channel.  
HALPIN, J. HALPIN, John Lewis, Private, QX18645, HQ Gen Base Depot, enlisted 17 April 1941, discharged ?.  
HART, J.W. HART, John William, Signalman, Q37076, 15th Australian Tech. Maint. Section, enlisted 16 August 1940, discharged 20 June 1946.  
HERMANN, K. HERMANN, Kevin Ernest, Private, Q130723, 2 Aust Landing CFT W/Shops, enlisted 12 June 1941, discharged 4 February 1946.Died 25 July 1995. Buried Walkerston Cemetery.  
HEWSTON, E.G. HEWSTON, Edward Gerard, Lance Sergeant, QX18510, 2/31st Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 26 July 1940, discharged 12 December 1945.
HEWSTON, R.C. HEWSTON, Reginald Cecil, Corporal, QX18620, 2/31st Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 1 April 1941, discharged 24 May 1945.  
HEWSTON, P.G. HEWSTON, Percival George, Corporal, 19374 (QX31412), N/C Workshop, enlisted 13 April 1942, discharged 10 June 1948.  
JACKLIN, G.D. JACKLIN, George Douglas, Lieutenant, QX44362, 127 Australian Brigade Workshops,  enlisted 31 August 1942, discharged 29 March 1946.
JACKLIN, T.R. JACKLIN, Thomas Ross,  Flight Lieutenant, 405738 (RAAF), 1 Aircraft Depot, enlisted 25 May 1941, discharged 11 February 1946, died 30 March 1978, aged 58 years, buried Mackay Cemetery.  
JARROTT, S. JARROTT, Stanley Noel,  Sapper, QX59285 (Q130725), 11 Field Company, enlisted 12 November 1943, discharged 10 May 1946.   
JARROTT, R. JARROTT, Robert Matthew, Lance Corporal, QX51446, 11 Field Company, enlisted 8 April 1943, discharged 4 April 1946.  
JORDAN, R. JORDAN, Robert, Private, QX18511, 2/31st Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 26 July 1940, discharged 24 October 1945.
JORDAN, L. JORDAN, Leslie, Lance Corporal, QX18856, 2/7 Field Company, enlisted 13 November 1941, discharged 15 April 1946.
KELLY, J.* KELLY, John Patrick (Jack), Private, QX18710, 2/12th Battalion, Australian Infantry, enlisted 15 May 1941, Killed in Action, 1 January 1943, Buna, Papua New Guinea.
KELLY, P. KELLY, Patrick, Corporal, QX8435, HQ 2/25th Inf Bn, enlisted 17 June 1940, discharged 4 March 1946.  
KERR, W.* KERR, William Joseph (Billy), Private, QX25924, 14 Garrison Battalion, Australian Infantry, enlisted 8 January 1942, Death Cause unknown, 24 May 1942, Woombye, Queensland.  
LOGAN, J. (not positively identified)  
MADIGAN, G. (not positively identified)  
MIDDLETON, W.J. MIDDLETON, William John, Sergeant, A11680 (RAAF), Base Squadron Williamtown, enlisted 20 June 1942, discharged 22 June 1960.  
MOORE, W.W. MOORE, William Walter,  Corporal, 24467 (RAAF), 1 AD GES, enlisted 13 January 1941, discharged 1 March 1946.
MORRIS, W. MORRIS, William Robert, Sapper, Q114812, 11 Field Company Royal Australian Engineers, enlisted 13 June 1941, discharged 16 June 1942.   
MacDONALD, A. MacDONALD, Andrew, Corporal, QX46943, 11 Australian Field Company Royal Australian Engineers, enlisted 13 May 1941, discharged 13 December 1944.  
McKENZIE, J. (not positively identified)  
McKENZIE, J.B.E. McKENZIE, John Balfour Evan, Sergeant, QX18878, 2/43 Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 27 November 1941, discharged 5 April 1946.  
McKENZIE, D. McKENZIE, Donald, Private, QX50272 (Q130625), 2/15th Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 20 March 1943, discharged 1 July 1946.  
McKENZIE, L.G. McKENZIE, Leslie George, Private, QX18877, 2/15th Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 27 November 1941, discharged 28 May 1946.  
McKENZIE, N. (not positively identified)  
McNICHOL, R.J. MacNICHOL, Robert John, Lance Corporal, QX45210, 11 Field Company, enlisted 12 June 1941, discharged 10 April 1946.  
McPHEE, M.T. McPHEE, Malcolm Thomas, Sapper, QX57275, 2 Field Company, enlisted 10 May 1943, discharged 13 August 1946.  
NOBLE, D. NOBLE, Donald Ernest, Craftsman, QX49134, 2/7 AUST ADV WKSHP, enlisted 3 May 1943, discharged 4 April 1946.  
PATERSON, M. PATERSON, Marcus Wyndham, Lance Corporal, QX8268, 2/1 HQ Guard Battalion, enlisted 9 June 1940, discharged 16 February 1945.  
PETERSEN, F. PETERSEN, Fredrick Peter, Private, QX13153, 8 RFTS 1 A/TK CO, enlisted 28 June 1940, discharged 21 April 1944.
POINTON, A.B. POINTON, Arthur Brian, Sergeant, QX18915, 40 Cipher Section, enlisted 11 December 1941, discharged 14 March 1945.  
REASTON, J.* REASTON, Vivian James, Private, Q270857, 58/59th Battalion, Australian Infantry, enlisted 30 April 1943, Killed in Action, 9 June 1945, Bougainville Island.
REASTON, G.E. REASTON, George Edward, Private, QX18717, 2/25th Australian Infantry Battalion, born 22 April 1921, enlisted 22 May 1941, discharged 11 January 1946, Died 21 July 2000, aged 79 years, Buried Walkerston Cemetery.
REASTON, H.J. REASTON, Hugh Joseph, Leading Aircraftman, 25153 (RAAF), 1 Reserve Personnel Pool, enlisted 28 February 1941, discharged 25 February 1945.
ROBERTS, G.O. ROBERTS, Glenville Owen, Sergeant, QX30358, 2/11 AGH Staff, enlisted 16 March 1942, discharged 8 January 1946.  
SHAW, J.W. SHAW, John Taylor, Private, QX31049, Private, ADSC, enlisted 31 March 1942, discharged 25 January 1943.  
SMITH, G.M.* SMITH, Geoffrey George Minchin, Pilot Officer, 426848 (RAAF), 105th Operational Training Unit, R.A.F., enlisted 14 August 1942, Accidentally Killed, 29 April 1945, England.  
TAYLOR, R.R. TAYLOR, Robin Reginald, Gunner, Q268698, 2 Field Regiment, born 4 April 1924, enlisted 14 July 1942, discharged 5 April 1946, died 10 February 2006, aged 81 years, buried Walkerston Cemetery.  
TURNER, G.R. TURNER, Geoffrey Ridgewell,  Private, QX1727, 2/15th Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 9 June 1940, discharged 6 November 1945.  
YATTA, A. YATTA, Alfred Sydney, Sapper, QX59711 (Q114813), 11 Field Company, enlisted 31 December 1943, discharged 18 April 1946.   

WOMENS SERVICES

Miss T. HALL (not positively identified)  
Miss F.B. HEWSTON HEWSTON, Florence Beatrice, Corporal, QF267042, Australian Womens Army Service, enlisted 30 November 1942, discharged 27 March 1946.  
Miss M.E. HEWSTON HEWSTON, Mavis Ethel May,  Aircraftwoman, 94394 (RAAF), Brisbane Medical Unit, enlisted 12 March 1942, discharged 30 November 1945.  
Miss M.J. REASTON REASTON, Marie Jean, Private, QF267043, Australian Womens Army Service, enlisted 30 November 1942, discharged 18 July 1943.

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