ROLL OF HONOUR.
ST. BARNABAS*S CHURCH. UNVBiLJNG BY GOVBBKORGBNERAL. The foundation stone of St. Barnabas Church, Fendalton, states that it was ejected in 1926 "in memory of the men who gave their lives in the Great War." Up to the present, however, the memorial has been uncompleted, for it has had no permanent record of the names of thoee who fell. This will be remedied to-morrow, when a beautiful panel, which has been built into tne south-west wall of the church will be dedicated bv Bishop West-Watson, and unveiled by the Governor-General, Lord Bledisloe, at a special service. The ceremony may be regarded as" marking the completion of the church. The Roll of Honour contains the names of 32 men from the district, belonging to the various churches. The two nearest relatives of each of the men have been invited to the service, which is at 11 a.m., and special seats will be reserved for, them. The service will not be of a military character, except that Colonels M. M. Gard 'ner and. V. S. Smyth and Major D. E. Bremner will be present in their official capacity, and returned soldiers are invited to wear their medals. His Excellency will deliver an address after the dedication of the Honours Board, and Canon T. A. Hamilton, who was vicar of the parish •during the war period, will give » short sermon at the service that follows.
The following names appear on the Roll of Honour: —S. R. Archer. L. A. Cay gill, C. E. Coffey, R. Dalton. C. V. Dickey. F. W. Douglas, W. K. Dougall, W. Fairbairn. H. H. Ffitch, R. N. Gidley, D. Godfrey, G. O. A. Gould, K. Gould, C. C. Hardy, K. S. Jameson, B. J. Jones, E. S. Judd, L. G. Kearney, D. L. Kesteven, D. 11. Macfarlane, W. J. McKay, H. McDonald, W. J. Marriott, H. MRoss, J. W. T. Roes. A. G. Scarr. LJ. Stanley, W. A. Stowe, C. Tulley, W. A. Tyree, H. Webley, and G. L. Willoy. Taking the form of a framed oak panel, 2ft by 3ft 6in, with a curved head, the Roll of Honour Board is set into a recess, cut into the stonework inside the church, and it therefore forms an actual part of the structure. ' • The wood framing has been carved, richly in the national emblematic flowers, the rose, thistle, _ and shamrock, and at the bottom is a cluster of fern-leaves. Although this is the motif-which has been followed, there has been no rigid _ adherence to it. The ground is in. blue, and tha carving has been richly painted, and in parts gilded, the panel itself having been given a grey shade. At the top is a wreath, and the dates and superscription are in foliated lettering, carved and painted. Immediately below are th© names it tgold. and at the bottom a short text in flowing script completes the panel. The Roll of Honour is a product of the parish, both the architect, Mr R. S. D. Harman, and the craftsman, Mr F. G. Gurnsey, being parishioners.
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