Pioneer War Memorial Hall 1939-45
 Honour Board

Location: Pioneer War Memorial Hall, Bold Street, Walkerston.
Local Government Authority: Mackay Regional Council
Year Constructed: Post 1945
Type of Construction:   Polished Timber .
War: 1939-1945, Korea, Vietnam, Malaya
Names: 34 names. All died during conflict
History:  It appears the Honour Board depicts all the war dead from the district rather than those who attended the Walkerston Presbyterian Church like the 1914-1918 board honoured.
Information Sources:  

Name Recorded Identified As  
WALKERSTON-PLEYSTOWE    
BAKER,  R.G 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,  W. BAKER, William John, Sergeant, 405670 (RAAF), 27th Operational Training Unit R.A.F., enlisted 24 May 1941, Accidental Death, 20 November 1942, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.
BOVEY,  A.R. BOVEY, Allen Robert, Gunner, QX18776, 2/15th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, enlisted 10 July 1941, Died of Illness while P.O.W., 24 April 1945, Sandakan, Borneo.
BOWKETT,  E.J. BOWKETT, Edwin James, Private, QX12062, 2/26th Battalion, Australian Infantry, enlisted 24 June 1940, Presumed Dead at Sea while P.O.W., 13 September 1944, South China Sea.
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, Sandakan, Borneo.
CULLEN,  D.N. CULLEN, David Neil, Sergeant, 405723 (RAAF), 7 Service Flight Training School, enlisted 25 May 1941, Killed in Flying Accident, 26 August 1942, Wanganella, New South Wales.   
DENT,  T.R. DENT, Terence Roy, Flight Sergeant, 425617 (RAAF), 463 Squadron, enlisted 25 April 1942, Flying Accident, 31 August 1944, United Kingdom.
DORWARD,  L.C. DORWARD, Leslie Clement (DFC), (MID), Flying Officer, 404174 (RAAF), 97 Squadron R.A.F., enlisted 21 June 1940, Killed in Action (Flying Battle), 5 October 1942, Germany. 
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.  
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.
HALPIN,  G. HALPIN, Geoffrey, Engineer Officer, (Merchant Navy), S.S. Faraday, Missing presumed killed, 26 March 1941, English Channel.  
HOWARD,  T.J. HOWARD, Thomas Jackson, Private, Q42294, 49th Battalion, Australian Military Forces, enlisted 3 March 1941, Died of Illness, 29 August 1942, Papua New Guinea.  
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.
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.  
McCOLL,  K.A. (not positively identified)  
REASTON,  J. REASTON, Vivian James, Private, Q270857, 58/59th Battalion, Australian Infantry, enlisted 30 April 1943, Killed in Action, 9 June 1945, Bougainville Island.
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.  
WADE,  W. WADE, William John, Private, QX18808, 2/26th Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 28 August 1941, Missing presumed Dead, 11 February 1942, Malaya.  
WORK,  L. WORK, Lennie Robert, Private, QX18775, 2/9th Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 3 July 1941, Killed in Action, 23 December 1942, Papua New Guinea.  
MARIAN    
BODELY, F. BODLEY, Francis, Flight Sergeant, 440688 (RAAF), 35 Squadron, enlisted 11 February 1944, Accidentally Killed, 19 December 1945, New Guinea area.  
DALY, J. DALY, James Anthony, QX18610, 2/10 Field Regiment Royal Australian Artillery, enlisted 1 April 1941, Died of Illness while P.O.W, 9 June 1943, Thailand.  
PAUL, S.R. PAUL, Stanley Robert, Stoker, 22811, R.A.N., H.M.A.S. Sydney, enlisted 2 February 1939, Missing presumed dead, 20 November 1941, Indian Ocean.
ETON    
DREW, G. DREWE, Arthur Douglas, Flight Sergeant, 414474 (RAAF), 150 Squadron R.A.F., enlisted 11 October 1941, Killed in Action (Flying Battle), 26 August 1943, Meditteranean Sea.  
De COSTA, G. DE COSTA, Gordon Francis, Private, QX13139, 2/26th Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 28 June 1940, Died of Illness while P.O.W., 4 June 1945, Sandakan, Borneo.
EWERS, C. EWERS, Colin Edward , Lance Corporal, QX18800, 8th Divisional Postal Unit, enlisted 14 August 1941, Died of Illness whilst a Prisoner of War, 17 May 1945, Sandakan, Borneo.
KENNEDY, S.C KENNEDY, Sydney Glossop , Corporal, QX18647, 2/12th Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 17 April 1941, Killed in Action, 1 January 1943, Buna, Papua New Guinea.
KINNON, V. KINNON,Verdun Richard,  Private, QX18786, 8th Divisional Postal Unit, enlisted 24 July 1941, Died of Illness whilst Prisoner of War, 7 June 1945, Sandakan, Borneo.
KREIGER, L. KRIEGER, Leslie Clark , Corporal, NX29065, 2/10th Field Regiment, enlisted 12 June 1941, Died of Illness whilst Prisoner of War, 24 February 1945, Sandakan, Borneo.
LOWTHER, C.B. LOWTHER, Clive Beverley, Lance Corporal, QX8438, 2/1st Independant Company, enlisted 17 June 1940, Killed in Action, 2 February 1942, New Britain.
SCHMIDT, C. SCHMIDT, Cleveland Julian, Flight Sergeant, 425061 (RAAF), 622 Squadron R.A.F., enlisted 7 December 1941, Killed in Action (Flying Battle), 31 March 1944, Belgium.  
WALES, E. WALES, Eric George, Leading Aircraftman, 25159 (RAAF), 1 Flying Boat Repair Depot, Bowen, enlisted 28 February 1941, Killed in Ground Accident, 11 November 1944, Mackay, Queensland.  
MIRANI    
PIRIE, W.H. PIRIE, William Hill, Private, QX31335, attached to 2/25th Battalion, Australian Army Catering Corps, enlisted 10 April 1942, Died of Wounds, 22 September 1943, Papua New Guinea.  
RIDDEL, H. RIDDEL, Hector Henry, Private, QX13156, 2/25th Australian Infantry Battalion, enlisted 28 June 1940, Killed in Action, 17 June 1941, Syria.
TAYLOR, C. (not positively identified)  

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