Topic: Woolston War Memorial, Cricket Pavilion Building

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The Woolston war memorial is the Cricket Pavilion Building on Woolston Park, Ferry Road.

Erected in Woolston Park in memory of fallen soldiers and in honour of returned soldiers who enlisted from Woolston borough for service in the first World War.  The pavilion was formally opened on Saturday 15 October 1921.

At the opening the Mayor of Woolston (Mr McGregor B. Wright) unveiled an honours board, which was placed on the wall outside the pavilion. The board was described as being oak, dark stained, with gold lettering. The headline inscription read "Roll of Honour, Woolston residents. In Memoriam" followed by the list of soldiers names:

W. Leighton
J. Brown
J. Todd
S. James
A.G. James
H. Durie
R.G. Ramsay
J. Snelling
A.E.L. James
G. Peterson
C.J. Gimblett
H. Trewern
W. Skelton
L. McHarg
F.E. Turner
E.M. Turner
R.B. Turner
O. Wood
R. Orange
D. Moodie
J. Hanmer
A. Hanmer
J. Hawkins
J. Reeves
R. Nicholson
W. Roud
T. Wark
R. Griffen
R. Rhind
J. Adams
P. Manning
P.W. Wellings

The building was damaged in the February 2011 earthquake and was repaired in 2015, re-opening on 8 June 2015. The location of the building's foundation stone and the honour board is unknown, but they may have been missing for some time before the earthquake.

 

References:

Woolston War Memorial : Pavilion officially opened, The Press, Volume LVII, Issue 17278, 17 October 1921, Page 5

Woolston War Memorial : foundation stone laid, The Press, Volume LVII, Issue 17230, 22 August 1921, Page 8

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