Racecourse - Te Kowai Honour Board

Location: Mackay Sugar Corporate office foyer, Racecourse Mill, Mackay.
Local Government Authority: Mackay Regional Council.
Year Constructed: possibly after 1918.
Type of Construction:   Timber.
War: 1914-1918; 1939-1945
Names: 1914-1918  (35, 3 KIA, 2 DI) ; 1939-1945 (19, 1 KIA) 
History: 

Unique for a local memorial as lists men in order they enlisted rather than alphabetical.

Information Sources:  
Racecourse - Te Kowai Honour Board, September 2006, (Glen Hall collection)

1914-1918

Name Recorded Enlistment Date   Identified As  
ANDERSEN, N.P. May 15, 1916. ANDERSEN, Neils Peter, Private, 5534, 26th Battalion, enlisted 1 April 1916, Returned to Australia 15 May 1919. 
BAKER, S.E. February 23, 1917. BAKER, Seth Edwin, Private, 606, Machine Gun Company 10 / 1st Machine Gun Battalion, enlisted 28 December 1916, Returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.
BELLAMY, G. February 23, 1917. BELLAMY, George Anderson, Private, 19422, Australian Army Medical Corps, enlisted 20 October 1917, Returned to Australia 9 December 1919.
BINNINGTON, J. September 28th, 1916. BINNINGTON, John, Private, 2835, 4th Pioneer Battalion, enlisted 27 May 1916, Returned to Australia 23 July 1919.
BISLEY, H. May 24, 1916. BISLEY, Harry, Private, 27, Machine Gun Company 11 / 3rd Machine Gun Battalion, enlisted 1 April 1916, Returned to Australia 12 December 1918.
CROWLEY, J. June 23, 1916. CROWLEY, John, Private, 6622, 9th Battalion, enlisted 8 February 1916, Returned to Australia 27 July 1917.
CRUNKHORN, R. July 14, 1916. CRUNKHORN, Roy, 2nd Corporal, 3790,  31st Battalion, enlisted 1 March 1916, Returned to Australia 18 December 1919.
GIBSON, A.S. July 14, 1916. D.I. GIBSON, Andrew Shirwood Douglas, Private, 3917, 31st Battalion, enlisted 6 March 1916, died of Illness (Broncho-Pneumonia), 7 January 1917, England. 
HUTCHINSON, J. May 8, 1916. HUTCHINSON, Joseph, Private, 198, 41st Battalion, enlisted 13 March 1916, Returned to Australia 25 January 1919.
HYNE, G.L. May 15, 1916. HYNE, Glen Leslie, Gunner, 23267, 21st Howitzer Brigade, enlisted 17 January 1916, Returned to Australia 25 March 1919.
IRESON, T. June 9, 1916. IRESON, John Thomas Clark, Private, 1845, 41st Battalion, enlisted 1 April 1916, Discharged 22 September 1919.
JOHNSTONE, E. May 29, 1916. JOHNSTONE, Edmond Charles Brien, Gunner, 30128, 36th Heavy Artillery Brigade, enlisted 15 March 1916, Returned to Australia 11 May 1919. 
LEWINGTON, E. March 24, 1916. LEWINGTON, Ernest Howard, Driver, 2411, 2nd Light Horse Regiment / 11th Field Artillery Brigade, enlisted 1 January 1916, Returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.
McALEESE, R. August 28, 1914. McALEESE, Robert, Private, 551, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Returned To Australia, 15 November 1918.
McALEESE, W.J. December 1, 1915. McALEESE, William John, Private, 875, 42nd Battalion, enlisted 1 December 1915,  Returned To Australia 10 March 1918. 
McDONALD, W. March 10, 1916. McDONALD, William, Private, 1239, 42nd Battalion, enlisted 13 December 1915, Returned to Australia 14 January 1919.
McLEAN, R. May 8, 1916. McLEAN, Ronald, Private, 2951, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, enlisted 25 January 1916, Returned to Australia 13 March 1919.
McMANUS, J. September 25, 1916 McMANUS, James George, Private, 2365, 42nd Battalion, enlisted 17 June 1916, Returned to Australia 11 Decmber 1918.
PERSHOUSE, A. March 10, 1916. PERSHOUSE, Albert Henry, Private, 6128, 15th Battalion, enlisted 13 April 1916, Returned to Australia 2 June 1919.
PERSHOUSE, W.R. December 1, 1916. PERSHOUSE, William Robert, Private, 4642, 31st Battalion, enlisted 21 October 1916, Returned to Australia 15 January 1919.
RICHARDSON, R. February 23, 1917. RICHARDSON, Robert, Private, 767, Machine Gun Company 13 / 9th Battalion, enlisted 18 January 1917, Returned to Australia 25 January 1919.
SCANLAN, J. June 9, 1916. K. SCANLON, James, Private, 2250, 47th Battalion, enlisted 6 March 1916, Died of Wounds, 11 April 1917, France.
SCANLAN, T. April 23, 1917. (Not positively identified)
SPINKS, F. December 22, 1916. SPINKS, Frederick, Private, 7315, 15th Battalion, enlisted 14 October 1916, Returned to Australia 1 July 1919.
THORNTON, L. July 3, 1916. THORNTON, Leonard, Corporal, 2370, 47th Battalion / 15th Battalion, enlisted 21 February 1916, Returned to Australia 8 August 1919.
VOLLMERHOUSE, O. June 12, 1915. VOLLMERHOUSE, Otto, (M.M.), Private, 2015, 25th Battalion / 2nd Pioneer Battalion, enlisted 17 June 1915, Returned to Australia 16 March 1919.
WALKER, S. April 21, 1916. WALKER, Samuel, Private, 6116, 9th Battalion / 1st Machine Gun Battalion, enlisted 21 February 1916, Returned to Australia 13 July 1919.
WALKER, W. May 8, 1916. WALKER, William Andrew, Private, 6331, 9th Battalion, enlisted 19 February 1916, Returned to Australia 27 August 1917.
WARDROP, G. May 5, 1916. D.I. WARDROP, Adam Gladstone, Driver, 27137, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, enlisted 13 March 1916, Died of Illness at Sea, 8 May 1919. 
WARRY, V. March 10, 1916. WARRY, Victor Roy, Private, 764, 41st Battalion, enlisted 13 December 1915, Returned to Australia 4 January 1919.
WEST, A.H. May 29, 1916. K. WEST, Arthur Nowell, Private, 1920, 41st Battalion, enlisted 25 March 1916, Killed in Action, 12 October 1917, Passchendaele, Belgium. 
WHITCOMB, O. September 25, 1916. WHITCOMB, Owen Douglas, Private, 1508, February 1917 Reinforcements / 4th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, enlisted 15 May 1916, Returned to Australia 6 May 1919.
WHITE, T. April 10, 1916. K. WHITE, Thomas, Private, 2005, 52nd Battalion, enlisted 11 January 1916, Killed in Action 17 April 1918, France. 
WINTON, D. May 8, 1916. WINTON, David, Private, 314, 41st Battalion / 48th Battalion, enlisted 14 March 1916, Returned to Australia 18 December 1919.
WINTON, T. May 8, 1916. WINTON, Thomas, Private, 5695, 26th Battalion, enlisted 1 April 1916, Returned to Australia 12 March 1918.

1939-1945

Name Recorded Enlistment Date   Identified As  
AH CHAY, J.S. February 25, 1941.   AHCHAY, James Stephen, Sergeant, QX18550, 2/9th Battalion (7 RFTS), enlisted 25 February 1941, discharged 12 September 1945.  
ATHERTON, A.     ATHERTON, Alan Alfred, Private, QX2597, 6th Australian Division, enlisted 30 October 1939, discharged 7 January 1940.

ATHERTON, Alan Alfred, Sergeant, 8224 (RAAF), 3 Aircraft Depot, enlisted 23 January 1940, discharged 31 August 1945.

 
BENSON, A. June 23, 1940.   BENSON, Albert, Corporal, QX12033, 2/25th Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 23 June 1940, discharged 3 November 1945, Died 30 November 1971 aged 50 years, buried Mount Bassett Cemetery, Mackay.
BROOKS, H.E.     BROOKS, Hugh Edgar, Aircraftman 1, 22099 (RAAF), 24 Squadron Amberley, enlisted 2 April 1940, discharged 30 December 1941.

BROOKS, Hugh Edgar, ERAIII, B/4109 (RAN), HMAS Shoalhaven, enlisted 7 October 1942, discharged 26 February 1946.

 
CHRISTENSEN, A. April 17, 1941.   CHRISTENSEN, Alick, Private, QX18640, 11 ING BN, enlisted 17 April 1941, discharged 8 June 1941.  
CURRAN, J.     (Not positively identified)  
DALTON, T.J. April 1, 1941.   DALTON, Thomas Joseph, Private, QX18611, 2/31st Battalion (9 RFTS), enlisted 1 April 1941, discharged 4 January 1945.  
DIPLOCK, J. January 28, 1941.   DIPLOCK, James, Gunner, QX18534, 2/2 Tank Attack Regiment, enlisted 28 January 1941, discharged 13 February 1946.
DREWS, G.     (Not positively identified)  
GALLETLY, E. May 6, 1941.   GALLETLY, Charles Edmunds, ERA III, B3160 (RAN), HMAS Moreton, enlisted 12 May 1941, discharged 13 February 1946.
HAMILTON, H.     (Not positively identified)  
MANN, D.     (Not positively identified)  
MOODIE, G. December 17, 1940.   MOODIE, Gavin Graham , Able Seaman, B2921 (RAN), HMAS Moreton, enlisted 16 December 1940, discharged 10 January 1946.
O'BRIEN, C.     (Not positively identified)  
REIDY, Capt. R. December 3, 1939. K. REIDY, Robert Francis, Captain, QX6076, 2/9th Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 3 December 1939, Killed in Action, 21 March 1941, Egypt.
ROGER, G.R.L. March 25, 1941.   ROGER, George Robert Lindsay, Sergeant, QX18596, 2/12th Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 25 March 1941, discharged 28 November 1947.
THOMPSON, J.  "NAVY"   (Not positively identified)  
WELCH, D.     (Not positively identified)  
WOODS, L.W.     (Not positively identified)  

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