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.  Born 18 January 1918 in Melbourne, Victoria. enlisted 12 November 1941, discharged 8 October 1947.  
BAKER, R.* BAKER, Ronald George, Private, QX13247, 2nd Company, Australian Army Service Corps. Born 2 July 1920 in Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 12 July 1940, Died of Illness whilst Prisoner of War, 1 October 1943 aged 23 years in Burma. buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery in Burma.
BAKER, N. (not positively identified)  
BARRY, R. BARRY, Richard Albon,  Sapper, QX18739, 2/1 Australian Army Field Workshops. Born 8 September 1917 in Auckland, New Zealand. Enlisted 12 June 1941. Discharged 3 February 1945.
BROOKES, A. BROOKES, Ambrose,  Private, QX18579, 2/12th Australian Infantry Battalion . Born 27 January 1912 in Bundaberg, Queensland. Enlisted 25 February 1941. Discharged 29 October 1945.
BRYANT, J. BRYANT, Arthur James, Able Seaman, B4818, HMAS Magnetic. Born 21 May 1926 in Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 15 July 1943, discharged 4 July 1946.
CHRISTIE, N.* CHRISTIE, Neil McNaughton, Corporal, QX8389, 2/3 Ordnance Store Company, Australian Army Ordnance Corps. Born 19 February 1905, Merrylands, New South Wales. Enlisted 16 June 1940, Died of Illness while P.O.W., 5 June 1945 aged 40 years in Sandakan Borneo. Buried in Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia.
CHILDE, S. (not positively identified)  
CLARKE, K. (not positively identified)  
CLARKE, R. CLARKE, Reuben Edward, Craftsman, QX53765, 4 Aust. Inf. TP W/SHOP. Born 2 July 1918 in Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 10 June 1943. Discharged 24 January 1945.   
CLARKE, S.T. CLARKE, Sydney Thomas, Lance Corporal, QX18580, 2/2 Company AASC. Born 15 November 1917 in Marian, Queensland. Enlisted 25 March 1941. Discharged 29 May 1944.
CORNWALL, P.W. (not positively identified)  
DOUGLAS, C.R. DOUGLAS, Cecil Robert, Gunner, QX44969 (Q114709), 141 AUST COY A/A BTY MOBILE. Born 31 October 1920 in Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 12 June 1941. Discharged 29 March 1946. Died 17 June 2005 aged 84 years. Buried in Walkerston Cemetery.  
DOUGLAS, R.N. DOUGLAS, Roderick Niels, Sapper, QX60295, 11 Field Company. Born 18 February 1916 in Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 18 February 1944, discharged 7 January 1946.  
DOWNING, N.H. DOWNING, Neville Alfred,  Corporal, 25091 (RAAF), 6 Service Flying Training School. Born 22 January 1912 in Hambledon, Queensland. Enlisted 4 June 1940. Discharged 31 August 1945. 
DUFFY, W. DUFFY, William Patrick, Private, QX13108, 2/11 Field Company. Born 16 January 1909 in Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 26 June 1940. Discharged 20 August 1943.  
DUNCAN, I. DUNCAN, Ira Harold, Leading Aircraftman, 151708 (RAAF), Air Defence Headquarters, Brisbane. Born 20 February 1920 in Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 23 March 1944. Discharged 26 April 1946.  
DYNE, C.A. DYNE, Colin Alfred, Private, QX18554, 2/15th Australian Infantry Battalion. Born 2 April 1916 in Gympie, Queensland. Enlisted 25 February 1941. Discharged 21 December 1945. Died 22 April 1965, aged 49 years. Buried Walkerston Cemetery, Queensland.
ELWORTHY, A.J.* ELWORTHY, Alan James, Private, QX33560(Q130620), 15th Australian Infantry Battalion. Born 14 May 1923, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 16 December 1941. Killed in Action, 26 December 1944 aged 21 years, Bougainville Island. Buried in Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea.  
ELWORTHY, C.L. ELWORTHY, Charles Henry, Trooper, QX18533, 2/5 Armoured Regiment. Born 22 September 1915, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 28 January 1941. Discharged 29 October 1945.

ELWORTHY, D. ELWORTHY, Desmond Noel, Private, QX62182, 112 BMH. Born 17 September 1926, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 17 October 1944. Discharged 13 January 1947.  
ELWORTHY, K.C. ELWORTHY, Kenneth Vivian, Driver, QX44970, 141 Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery. Born 12 August 1919, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 12 June 1941, Discharged 20 February 1947.  
ELLIS, W.L. ELLIS, William, Lance Corporal, QX60525, 14 Works Company. Born 29 November 1917, Mackay, queensland. 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 Australian Infantry Battalion. Born 13 December 1919, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 16 June 1940. Died of Injuries, 4 September 1942 aged 22 years, At sea off Townsville, Queensland. Buried in Townsville War Cemetery, Queensland.
GARTH, J. GARTH, Thomas John, Warrant Officer, 414347 (RAAF), 100 Squadron. Born 4 March 1923, London, England. Enlisted 13 September 1941. Discharged 19 June 1946.

GARTH, R. GARTH, Reginald, Corporal, QX18905, No. 4 Independent Company. Born 27 July 1903, London, England. Enlisted 11 December 1941. Discharged 20 June 1944.
GIBSON, A. GIBSON, Alexander Munro, Private, QX29322, HQ 25th Australian Infantry Brigade. Born 9 September 1919, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 6 January 1942. Discharged 26 November 1945.  
GRAHAM, W. GRAHAM, William Alfred, Corporal, 24070 (RAAF), 94 Squadron. Born 5 May 1905, Charters Towers, Queensland. Enlisted 17 May 1940. Discharged 22 October 1945.  
GRIFFITHS, A. GRIFFITHS, Henry Alfred, Private, QX18960, Australian Imperial Force. Born 3 July 1908, Sapphire, Queensland. Enlisted 8 January 1942. Discharged 1 May 1942.

GRIFFITHS, J.H. GRIFFITHS, Joseph Henry, Private, QX18584, 2/2 Australian Machine Gun Battalion. Born 24 June 1917, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 25 March 1941. Discharged 4 January 1946. died 26 February 1982 aged 64 years. Buried in walkerston Cemetery.
GRIFFITHS, T.W. GRIFFITHS, Thomas William, Private, QX18585, 11 Training Battalion. Born 25 February 1907, Sapphire, Queensland. 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, Junior Engineer Officer, (Merchant Navy), S.S. Faraday. Born 08 May 1918, Nambour, Queensland. Missing presumed killed, 26 March 1941 aged 22 years, off st. Anne's Head, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom. No Known Grave. Listed on Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.  
HALPIN, J. HALPIN, John Lewis, Private, QX18645, HQ Gen Base Depot. Born 26 November 1906, Bundaberg, Queensland. Enlisted 17 April 1941, discharged date unknown?.  
HART, J.W. HART, John William, Signalman, Q37076, 15th Australian Tech. Maint. Section. Born 23 November 1916, Enlisted 16 August 1940. Discharged 20 June 1946.  
HERMANN, K. HERMANN, Kevin Ernest, Private, Q130723, 2nd Aust Landing CFT W/Shops. Born 20 November 1919, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 12 June 1941, Discharged 4 February 1946. Died 25 July 1995 aged 75 years. Buried Walkerston Cemetery.  
HEWSTON, E.G. HEWSTON, Edward Gerard, Lance Sergeant, QX18510, 2/31st Australian Infantry Battalion. Born 22 November 1915, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 26 July 1940. Discharged 12 December 1945.
HEWSTON, R.C. HEWSTON, Reginald Cecil, Corporal, QX18620, 2/31st Australian Infantry Battalion. Born 17 June 1920, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 1 April 1941. Discharged 24 May 1945.

HEWSTON, P.G. HEWSTON, Percival George, Corporal, 19374 (QX31412), N/C Workshop. Born 13 April 1913, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 13 April 1942. Discharged 10 June 1948.  
JACKLIN, G.D. JACKLIN, George Douglas, Lieutenant, QX44362, 127 Australian Brigade Workshops. Born 31 March 1918, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 31 August 1942. Discharged 29 March 1946. died 12 April 2007 aged 89 years. Buried in Old Mackay Cemetery, Queensland.
JACKLIN, T.R. JACKLIN, Thomas Ross, (M.i.D.)  Flight Lieutenant, 405738 (RAAF), 75 Squadron. Born 15 February 1920. Enlisted 25 May 1941. Discharged 11 February 1946. Died 30 March 1978, aged 58 years. Buried Old Mackay Cemetery, Queensland.  
JARROTT, S. JARROTT, Stanley Noel,  Sapper, QX59285 (Q130725), 11 Field Company. Born 25 December 1919, Emerald, Queensland. Enlisted 12 November 1943. Discharged 10 May 1946.   
JARROTT, R. JARROTT, Robert Matthew (Bob), (M.i.D.) Lance Corporal, QX51446, 11 Field Company. Born 20 May 1917, Emerald, Queensland. Enlisted 8 April 1943. Discharged 4 April 1946. Died 9 October 2006 aged 89 years. Ashes buried at Mount Bassett Cemetery, Mackay, Queensland.

JORDAN, R. JORDAN, Robert, Private, QX18511, 2/31st Australian Infantry Battalion. Born 27 October 1919, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Enlisted 26 July 1940. Discharged 24 October 1945.
JORDAN, L. JORDAN, Leslie, Lance Corporal, QX18856, 2/7 Field Company. Born 23 April 1921, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Enlisted 13 November 1941. Discharged 15 April 1946.
KELLY, J.* KELLY, John Patrick (Jack), Private, QX18710, 2/12th Australian Infantry Battalion. born 23 May 1913, Kilderry, Ireland. Enlisted 15 May 1941. Killed in Action, 1 January 1943 aged 29 years in Buna, Papua New Guinea. No Known Grave. Commemorated at Port Moresby Memorial, Papua New Guinea.
KELLY, P. KELLY, Patrick, Corporal, QX8435, HQ 2/25th Australian Infantry Battalion. Born 16 April 1913, Townsville, Queensland. Enlisted 17 June 1940. Discharged 4 March 1946.  
KERR, W.* KERR, William Joseph (Billy), Private, QX25924, 14th Garrison Battalion, Australian Infantry. Born 26 September 1921, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 8 January 1942. Died 24 May 1942 aged 20 years. Buried in Woombye Cemetery, Queensland.  
LOGAN, J. (not positively identified)  
MADIGAN, G. (not positively identified)  
MIDDLETON, W.J. MIDDLETON, William John, Sergeant, 426366 (A11680) (RAAF), Base Squadron Williamtown. Born 22 April 1920, Stanthorpe, Queensland. Enlisted 20 June 1942. Discharged 22 June 1960.

MOORE, W.W. MOORE, William Walter,  Corporal, 24467 (RAAF), 1 AD GES. Born 10 March 1918, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 13 January 1941. Discharged 1 March 1946.
MORRIS, W. MORRIS, William Robert, Sapper, Q114812, 11th Field Company Royal Australian Engineers. Born 10 December 1917, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 13 June 1941. Discharged 16 June 1942.   
MacDONALD, A. MacDONALD, Andrew, Corporal, QX46943, 11th Australian Field Company Royal Australian Engineers. Born 20 October 1914, Mackay, Queensland. 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. born 8 October 1918, Bundaberg, Queensland. Enlisted 27 November 1941. Discharged 5 April 1946.  
McKENZIE, D. McKENZIE, Donald, Private, QX50272 (Q130625), 2/15th Australian Infantry Battalion. Born 28 May 1923, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 20 March 1943. Discharged 1 July 1946.  
McKENZIE, L.G. McKENZIE, Leslie George, Private, QX18877, 2/15th Australian Infantry Battalion. Born 19 January 1921, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 27 November 1941. Discharged 28 May 1946. Died 29 June 1988. Buried Old Mackay Cemetery, Queensland.

McKENZIE, N. (not positively identified)  
McNICHOL, R.J. MacNICHOL, Robert John, Lance Corporal, QX45210, 11 Field Company. Born 18 May 1918, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 12 June 1941. Discharged 10 April 1946.  
McPHEE, M.T. McPHEE, Malcolm Thomas, Sapper, QX57275, 2 Field Company. Born 22 November 1923, Pleystowe, Queensland. Enlisted 10 May 1943. Discharged 13 August 1946.  
NOBLE, D. NOBLE, Donald Ernest, Craftsman, QX49134, 2/7 AUST ADV WKSHP. Born 2 May 1920, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 3 May 1943. Discharged 4 April 1946.

PATERSON, M. PATERSON, Marcus Wyndham, Lance Corporal, QX8268, 2/1 HQ Guard Battalion. born 1 May 1901, Tiaro, Queensland. Enlisted 9 June 1940. Discharged 16 February 1945.  
PETERSEN, F. PETERSEN, Fredrick Peter, Private, QX13153, 8 RFTS 1 A/TK CO. Born 26 October 1909, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 28 June 1940. Discharged 21 April 1944.
POINTON, A.B. POINTON, Arthur Brian, Sergeant, QX18915, 40 Cipher Section. born 14 March 1907, Adelaide, South Australia. Enlisted 11 December 1941. Discharged 14 March 1945.  
REASTON, J.* REASTON, Vivian James, Private, Q270857, 58/59th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Born 31 July 1924, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 30 April 1943. Killed in Action, 9 June 1945 aged 20 years. Bougainville Island. Buried at Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea.
REASTON, G.E. REASTON, George Edward, Private, QX18717, 2/25th Australian Infantry Battalion. Born 22 April 1921, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 22 May 1941. Discharged 11 January 1946, Died 21 July 2000, aged 79 years. Buried Walkerston Cemetery, Queensland.
REASTON, H.J. REASTON, Hugh Joseph, Leading Aircraftman, 25153 (RAAF), 1 Reserve Personnel Pool. Born 15 December 1914, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 28 February 1941, Discharged 25 February 1945. Died 25 April 1984 aged 70 years. Buried Walkerston Cemetery, Queensland.
ROBERTS, G.O. ROBERTS, Glenville Owen, Sergeant, QX30358, 2/11 AGH Staff. Born 29 January 1914, Herberton, Queensland. Enlisted 16 March 1942. Discharged 8 January 1946.

SHAW, J.W. SHAW, John Taylor, Private, QX31049, Private, ADSC. Born 17 September 1912, Grafton, New South Wales. 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. Born 8 September 1921, Nambour, Queensland. Enlisted 14 August 1942, Accidentally Killed (Aircraft Crash), 29 April 1945 aged 23 years at Moccas Park, Herefordshire. England. Buried Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

TAYLOR, R.R. TAYLOR, Robin Reginald, Gunner, Q268698, 2 Field Regiment, born 4 April 1924, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 14 July 1942. Discharged 5 April 1946. Died 10 February 2006, aged 81 years. Buried Walkerston Cemetery, Queensland.

TURNER, G.R. TURNER, Geoffrey Ridgewell,  Private, QX1727, 2/15th Australian Infantry Battalion. Born 15 November 1918, Rockhampton, Queensland. Enlisted 9 June 1940. Discharged 6 November 1945.  
YATTA, A. YATTA, Alfred Sydney, Sapper, QX59711 (Q114813), 11 Field Company. Born 11 March 1918, Mackay, Queensland. 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. Born 4 September 1924, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 30 November 1942. Discharged 27 March 1946.  
Miss M.E. HEWSTON HEWSTON, Mavis Ethel May,  Aircraftwoman, 94394 (RAAF), Brisbane Medical Unit. Born 3 December 1922, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 12 March 1942. Discharged 30 November 1945.  
Miss M.J. REASTON REASTON, Marie Jean, Private, QF267043, Australian Womens Army Service. Born 1 September 1923, Mackay, Queensland. Enlisted 30 November 1942. Discharged 18 July 1943.

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