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St Thomas's Soldiers' Memorial Hall

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Honour Rolls


St Thomas's Church of England Soldiers' Memorial Hall, at the rear of St Thomas' Church, is now

utilised as a kindergarten. (Photograph:  Lenore Frost, 2010)


For other pages relating to St Thomas's Church of England, see also:

St Thomas' Church of England

St Thomas' Grammar School

St Thomas' Harriers





Major-General Tivey on Disloyalty.

As a memorial to the 45 members of the congregation who died on active service, the adherents of St Thomas's Church of England, Essendon, have decided to erect a hall, the foundation stone of which was laid on Saturday afternoon by Major-General Tivey. The hall will consist of club and billiard rooms for young men, and will provide space for a Sunday kindergarten.   It will probably be finished before the end of the year, and is estimated to cost approximately £2000. Of this amount the committee already has about £1,400 in hand, and an effort will he made to add to the fund by means of a fete in the adjoining Grammar School grounds on October 16.

Major General Tivey, in whose honour a guard was provided by cadets, paid a tribute to Australian soldiers, and said that all true Australians must be amazed at the boldness with which the spectre of sedition and disloyalty was striking abroad. Such was the toleration of British communities  that the vapourings of the disloyal were not likely to be checked. Yet all felt the assurance that if it came to the point of defending the integrity of the Empire, and the honour of Australia, the true Australian spirit would emerge triumphant.   

Other speakers included Dean Hart, on behalf of the diocese of Melbourne, Canon J T Baglin, vicar; Canon Hancock, a former vicar of the parish; the Mayor of Essendon (Councillor Royle), and Councillor Kinnear.


The Argus 20 September 1920




In connection with the building in course of
erection at St. Thomas's Church of England,
Moonee Ponds, in memory of 45 men of the
church who were killed in the great war,
a fete is to be held this afternoon and evening
in the Grammar School grounds adjoining the

The Argus 18 October 1920



St Thomas's Essendon, Soldiers' Memorial Hall,   
built in memory of the men from the church who 
fell in the war, will be opened at 3 o clock to-  
morrow by Archdeacon Hindley. The honour
board will be unveiled by Lieut-General Sir Bru-
denell White.

The Argus 9 July 1921




(Photo:  Lenore Frost 2010)



The honour board commemorating those members of the church who died during the Great War. 

It is currently housed in St Thomas' Church.   (Photo: Courtesy of Kim Phillips, 2010)





Greater Love Hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 

This Hall is erected as a tribute to the memory of the men who fell in the Great War.



Goulding, S J

Woods J W

McJunkin J W

Tytherleigh J A

Walker K L

Bale C

Wheatley, N

Wheatley T C

Swift A

Hancock J McC

Marshall W

Hicks F A A

Hayes A M

Humphryis, J W

Durston N

Whitaker C L

Finnis C E

Herweg J C

Cowell H L

Wallis H L

Mills C B

Young A T

Fynmore L H

Fynmore H

Challen J

Salamon E R

Parker P S

Rice H G

Macartney T M

Harris J S

Jennings J E

Darling G

Walker L R F

Rogerson A P

Gorrin W C

Ryan D M

Moore R D

Townsend W W

Smith W G

Teale R S

Harris G L

Wiseman J A

Anderson G

Brabazon R

Also to the memory of F L Davies of Woodend. 

Their name liveth forever more.




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