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Wharf Street Congregational Church 1914-1919 Roll of Honour

Description
This gothic style memorial in three panels is made of Serbian oak. The boards honour the men and women from the Wharf Street Congregational Church who served and in some cases died during the Great War 1914-1918. Dedicated in 1920, this memorial was originally the front of a "beautiful Soldiers' Memorial Communion Table", designed by architect Lange L Powell. The ornate wooden carving in the central panel depicts wine and grapevines intertwined with a symbolic Crown of Thorns. The central panel also displays an image of the original church. Relocated three times when the congregation moved before amalgamating with St Andrew's Uniting Church in 1981, the memorial is now housed within the Merrington Memorial Peace Chapel to recognise the sacrifice of the Wharf Street congregation. The Roll lists 58 names and indicates the fate of those who died or were wounded. 11 were killed in action or died, 1 missing, and 16 wounded.
Location
St Andrew's Uniting Church, Ann and Creek Streets, Brisbane Qld 4000

Location of Wharf Street Congregational Church 1914-1919 Roll of Honour

Inscription

Central panel:

WHARF STREET

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

ROLL OF HONOUR

GREAT WAR 1914-1919

[Church image]

Left Panel: Right Panel:

[Names] [Names]

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914-1918
Memorial type
Honour Board
Commemorative services held
ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day
Additional information

Honour Boards designed by Mr. Lange L. Powell. The church in which the Roll of Honour was originally dedicated was situated on the corner of Adelaide and Wharf Streets, Brisbane. It was demolished in 1928.

Recorded by
Noel Adsett, Chairman, Heritage Committee, St Andrew's Uniting Church
Date recorded
2 February 2010

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