Walkerston and Palms District
 Honour Board

Location: Front entrance at Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, Dutton Street, Walkerston.
Local Government Authority: Mackay Regional Council
Year Constructed: Post 1918
Type of Construction:   Timber with Brass Plaques
War: 1914-1918
Names: 72; (Killed in Action:13); (Died of Illness:4); (Wounded:17); (Invalided Home:2); (Anzacs:2)
History:  This honour board commemorates the men from Walkerston and the Palms district who served in the Great War.  The Palms was the location of a large sugar mill and estate a couple of miles north-east of Walkerston.  The mill was badly damaged in the 1918 Cyclone and later amalgamated with the Pleystowe Sugar Mill.

The honour Board was originally located in the old Walkerston Railway Station until it was removed by the local RSL sub-branch to be restored.  The Walkerston Railway Station was removed and relocated to the grounds of Greenmount Homestead in 1985.  After restoration the Honour Board was relocated once again to the Tommy Webster Memorial Hall in 2000.  It was held by the RSL sub-branch once again before being displayed near the front entrance of the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel in Walkerston.

Information Sources:  

 

The Walkerston - Palms Honour Board outside the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, Walkerston.
 (Glen Hall Collection, 2010)

1914                                                                             1918

WALKERSTON

PALMS AND DISTRICT

ROLL OF HONOUR

KILLED IN ACTION (K) DIED OF ILLNESS (D.I.)
WOUNDED (W) INVALIDED HOME (I.H.)

 

Name Recorded Identified As  
BOVEY, C.A. (w) BOVEY, Charles Alexander, Corporal, 5658, 9th Battalion, enlisted 14 February 1916, Returned to Australia 23 July 1919.  
BOVEY, J. BOVEY, John, Private, 5657, 9th Battalion, enlisted 14 February 1916, Returned to Australia 16 June 1919.  
BOWMAN, M.W. (w) BOWMAN, Montrose William Rayson, 2nd Lieutenant, 2107, 26th Battalion, enlisted 13 July 1915, Returned to Australia 4 May 1917.  
BURKE, J. BURKE, John, Staff Sergeant, 14598/16385, Staff Sergeant Dispensers / 15th Field Ambulance, enlisted 30 August 1915, Returned to Australia 12 April 1917.  
BUTT, H. BUTT, John Henry, Private, 1870, 47th Battalion, enlisted 11 January 1916, Returned to Australia 12 May 1919.  
CAMPBELL, J.E. (K) CAMPBELL, James Eric, Lance Corporal, 365, 20th Battalion, enlisted 11 April 1915, Died of wounds, 14 August 1916, Pozieres, France.  
CAMPBELL, R.F. (D.I.) CAMPBELL, Robert Ferguson, Private, Q11983, Australian Army Medical Corps, enlisted ?, Died of Illness, 27 October 1916, Brisbane, Queensland.  
DALY, W. (Not Positively Identified)  
DEE, H.J. (K) DEE, Henry Joseph, Private, 2419, 47th Battalion, enlisted 25 March 1916, Killed in Action, 30 September 1917, Belgium.
DEE, N.V. DEE, Norman Victor, Private, 4036, 31st Battalion / 30th Battalion, enlisted 25 March 1916, Returned to Australia 1 August 1919.  
DEE, P.L. (W) DEE, Percy Lawrence, Private, 47, 11th Machine Gun Company, enlisted 6 January 1916, Returned to Australia 10 September 1917.  
DEE, W. (I.H.) DEE, William, Private, 3734, 15th Battalion, enlisted 19 July 1915, Returned to Australia 11 April 1916.  
DENT, A. DENT, Alexander, Private, 31939, Field Artillery Brigade 13, Reinforcement 10 / 1st Field Artillery Brigade, enlisted 22 April 1916, Returned to Australia 16 June 1919.  
DOWLING, H.J. (W) DOWLING, Henry James, Private, 1289, 42nd Battalion, enlisted 11 February 1916, Returned to Australia 20 December 1918, died 23 May 1940, aged 43 years, buried Walkerston Cemetery.  
EVITTS, A.F.C. EVETTS, Andy Fredrick Cleven, Driver, 1950, 4th Light Horse Regiment / 11th Light Horse Regiment, enlisted 10 February 1916, Returned to Australia 15 June 1919.  
FRIEND, R. FRIEND, Robert Arthur Stodart, Driver, 173, 41st Battalion, enlisted 4 January 1916, Returned to Australia 20 May 1919.  
FURNIVAL, J. (D.I.) FURNEYVALL, Edmond James, Private, 437, 31st Battalion, enlisted 12 July 1915, Died of Illness, 23 November 1918, France.
GARDINER, J. (Not Positively Identified)  
GARRAWAY, A. (K) GARRAWAY, Alan Edward de Jonyn, Gunner, 3843, 4th Pioneer Battalion / 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, enlisted 1 March 1917, Died of Wounds, 27 May 1918, Franvilliers, France.   
GLEN, E.K. (W) GLEN, Ernest Keith, Private, 64, Machine Gun Company 11 / 3rd Machine Gun Battalion, enlisted 24 January 1916, Returned to Australia 27 April 1919.  
GLEN, F.W. (W) GLEN, Frederick William, Private, 802, Machine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 15 / 9th Battalion, enlisted 16 May 1917, Returned to Australia 18 January 1919.  
HARVISON, A. HARVISON, Arthur, Private, 5687, 9th Battalion, enlisted 12 January 1916, Returned to Australia 20 May 1919, died 14 April 1962, aged 68 years, buried Mount Bassett Cemetery, Mackay.
HARVISON, P. HARVISON, Percy, Private, 5685, 9th Battalion, enlisted 8 February 1916, Returned to Australia 20 May 1919.
HARVISON, S. (W) HARVISON, Stanley, Private, 5686, 9th Battalion, enlisted 8 February 1916, Returned to Australia 25 January 1919.
JENKINS, T.C. (Not Positively Identified)  
LANGTREE, J. LANGTREE , John (M.M.), Sergeant, 2532, 47th Battalion, enlsted 22 February 1916, Returned to Australia 4 July 1919.  
LEITCHWAITE, C. LEWTHWAITE, Charles John, 21373, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column / 9th Field Artillery Brigade, enlisted 6 December 1915, Returned to Australia 11 May 1919.  
LUSCOMBE, P. LUSCOMBE, Philip James, Private, 219, 41st Battalion/ Australian Army Provost Corps, enlisted 6 January 1916, Effective abroad, died 29 June 1975, aged 81 years, buried Walkerston Cemetery.  
LUSCOMBE, T. (K) LUSCOMBE, George Thomas, Lance Corporal, 1266, 42nd Battalion, enlisted 11 February 1916, Killed in Action, 10 June 1917, Messines, Belgium.  
MATHEWS, W.E. (W) MATTHEWS, William Edward, Private, 6129, 9th Battalion, enlisted 23 November 1915, Returned to Australia 31 March 1919.  
McBRETNEY, T. McBRATNEY, Thomas, Sergeant, 1973, 15th Battalion, enlisted 21 January 1915, Returned to Australia 9 March 1919.  
McDUFF, C. McDUFF, Claude Robert, Driver, 842, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, enlisted 15 December 1915, Returned to Australia 15 May 1919.  
McDUFF, L. McDUFF, Lance Hugh, Driver, 841, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, enlisted 15 December 1915, Returned to Australia 10 May 1919.  
McGREGOR, G. McGREGOR, George William, Private, 1872, 41st Battalion, enlisted 1 April 1916, Returned to Austrlai 20 November 1918.  
McGREGOR, N. (K) MacGREGOR, Neil MacEwen, Private, 3514, 26th Battalion / 2nd Australian Pioneers, enlisted 30 August 1915, Killed in Action, 14 November 1916, Pozieres, France.
McLAY, JAS. (K) McCLAY, James, Private, 5724, 9th Battalion, enlisted 31 January 1916, Died of Wounds, 23 December 1917, Belgium.  
McLAY, JOS. (W) McCLAY, Joseph Patrick, Private, 1247, 42nd Battalion, enlisted 16 September 1915, Returned to Australia 21 July 1917.  
McLEAN, R. McLEAN, Ronald, Private, 2951, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, enlisted 25 January 1916, Returned to Australia 13 March 1919, died 15 June 1970, aged 76 years, buried Walkerston Cemetery.  
McLEAN, M. (Not Positively Identified)  
MENG, F. (W) MENG, Frank Andrew, Private, 6059, 15th Battalion, enlisted 3 February 1916, Returned to Australia 15 January 1919, died 20 April 1952, aged 62 years, buried Mackay Cemetery.  
MENG, J. MENG, Jens Peter, Sapper, 3379, 47th Battalion / 15th Field Company Engineers, enlisted 17 September 1916, Returned to Australia 17 March 1919, died 1 May 1965, Brisbane, Queensland.  
MERRITT, F. (Not Positively Identified)  
MOODY, C. (K. ANZAC) MOODY, Charles, Private, 1981, 15th Battalion, enlisted 21 January 1915, Died of wounds, 9 August 1915, Gallipoli, Turkey.  
MORRIS, R.L. (ANZAC) MORRIS, Robert Lot, Private, 5426, 12th Battalion, enlisted 17 January 1916, Returned to Australia 31 July 1918, died 27 January 1926, buried Mackay Cemetery.  
O'SULLIVAN, J.H. O'SULLIVAN, John, Gunner, 20857, 12th Field Artillery Brigade / 9th Field Artillery Brigade, enlisted 23 November 1915, Returned to Australia 5 July 1919.  
PAGAN, J. (K) PAGAN, John, Private, 1717, 47th Battalion, enlisted 18 January 1916, Killed in Action, 7 June 1917, Messines, Belgium.  
PARDOE, T. PARDOE, Edward Robert Cyril, Private, 716, 41st Battalion, 13 December 1915, Discharged 11 February 1919 (remained in England after war).  
PERRY, E.H. (K) PERRY, Eric Horatio, Private, 5734, 9th Battalion / 26th Battalion, enlisted 18 January 1916, Killed in Action, 3 May 1917, Bullecourt, France.
PERRY, W.S. (W) PERRY, William Syebel, Private, 5897, 26th Battalion, enlisted 24 April 1916, Returned to Australia 29 November 1919.  
POPE, J.R. (K) POPE, James Richard, Private, 5448, 12th Battalion, Killed in Action, 5 May 1917, France.  
PUGSLEY, T.G. PUGSLEY, Thomas George, Private, 3905, 4th Pioneer Battalion, enlisted 3 February 1917,Returned to Australia 31 October 1917.  
RAE, A. RAE, Allan Thomas, Sapper, 2648, January 1918 Reinforcements / 2nd Australian Light Railway Operating Company, enlisted 8 September 1917, Returned to Australia 1 July 1919.  
RANDELL, P. (D.I.) RANDELL, Alfred Ernest (Paddy), Private, 2494, 47th Battalion, enlisted 1 April 1916, Died at Sea of Ilness (Meningitis), 17 October 1916, just off Durban, South Africa.
RASMUSSEN, C. RASMUSSEN, Christian Jorgen, Private, 3897, 9th Battalion / 1st Pioneer Battalion, enlisted 22 September 1915, Returned to Australia 28 March 1919.  
REASTON, J. (W) REASTON, Joseph, Private, 6082, 15th Battalion, enlisted 10 February 1916, Returned to Australia 24 May 1918.
RINGUET, W. RINGUET, Henry, Corporal, 2725, 49th Battalion, enlisted 1 June 1916, Returned to Australia 18 July 1920.  
ROBERTSON, V. (W) ROBERTSON, Valentine William,(Val), 7303, 15th Battalion, enlisted 18 October 1916, Returned to Australia, 9 March 1918, died 2 November 1929, buried Mackay Cemetery.
SMITH, G.A. SMITH, George Alexander, Private, 1900, 41st Battalion, enlisted 1 April 1916, Returned to Australia 9 February 1919, died 16 June 1965, aged 70 years, buried Mount Bassett Cemetery, Mackay.  
SMITH, N. SMITH, Norman, Private, 3113, 9th Battalion/49th Battalion, enlisted 24 June 1915, Killed in Action, 5 September 1916, Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France.
SMITH, W. (K) SMITH, Walter, Private, 5678, 26th Battalion, enlisted 1 April 1916, Killed in Action, 6 October 1917, Belgium.  
SPRATT, A. (W) SPRATT, Arthur, Private, 5746, 9th Battalion / 26th Battalion, enlisted 4 January 1916, Returned to Australia 4 January 1919.  
SPRATT, W. SPRATT, Walter, Trooper, 3019, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, enlisted 11 January 1916, Returned to Australia 23 August 1917.  
STEWART, D.N. (W) STEWART, David, (M.M.), Driver, 6102, 9th Battalion, enlisted 11 February 1916, Returned to Australia 16 June 1919.
STEWART, W.J. STEWART, William James, Lance Corporal, 987, 1st Battalion, enlisted 18 August 1914, Returned to Australia 6 September 1919.  
STODDART, T.G. (K) STODDART, Thomas George, Private, 751, 25th Battalion, enlisted 6 February 1915, Killed in Action, 27 July 1916, Pozieres, France.  
STODDART, W.D. STODDART, William David, Private, 5475, 12th Battalion, enlisted 18 January 1916, Returned to Australia 2 March 1919.  
SWAN, H. (D.I.) SWANN, Harry Alfred, Private, 326, 41st Battalion, enlisted 13 November 1915, Died of Illness, 13 November 1916, Fremantle, Western Australia.  
TAYLOR, W. (W) TAYLOR, William Andrew, Private, 3398, 31st Battalion, enlisted 25 January 1916, Returned to Australia 22 May 1919.  
TIDEMAN, T. (I.H.) TIDEMAN, Thomas, Private, 3397, 31st Battalion, enlisted 25 January 1916, Returned to Australia 4 May 1917.  
WANNEL, W. (W) WHANNELL, James, (M.M.), Lance Corporal, 1921, 41st Battalion, enlisted 1 April 1916, Returned to Australia 20 May 1919.  
WEBSTER, L. WEBSTER, Leslie Raymond, Private, 58177, 6th Queensland Reinforcements / 9th Battalion, enlisted 9 July 1918, Returned to Australia 5 September 1919.  
WILKINSON, S. (K) WILKINSON, Sydney, Corporal, 461, 31st Battalion, enlisted 12 July 1915, Died of Wounds, 10 April 1917, France.  

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