Jamisontown United Church Roll of Honor

Jamisontown United Church and Sunday School owed its establishment in 1889  to John Price who was until his death in 1893, it’s superintendent and secretary. The church began as an all denominations United Sunday School to cater for the growing population of the two Jamisontown subdivisions of mostly small farms. The church was built on Mulgoa Road and continues to serve its local community. In 1981 it was welcomed into the Uniting Church.

Jamisontown united churchSocial activities at Jamisontown United Church, Mulgoa Road, circa 1910

On 22 December 1918, a roll of honor commemorating the names of congregation members who served during World War 1 was unveiled in this church. The roll of honor was unveiled by Robert Collum, the father of three sons who served in the War. One son, John Steen Clare Collum was killed in action on 28 February 1917. The two sons who returned from the war were Forbes Edward Collum who served with the 1st Battalion and Robert Alfred Collum who served with the 7th Light Horse.

After an address on Christian Heroism by the Reverend J B Penman, the honor roll, constructed by Mrs John Price and Son was unveiled. The honor roll consisted of highly polished maple (5ft 6in x 2ft 3in), with carved cap columns, and the names inscribed on a carved scroll. The British Coat of Arms was depicted on a heavily moulded pediment. The words – ROLL OF HONOR GREAT EUROPEAN WAR 1914-18 are inscribed below the Coat of Arms.

jamisontown roll of honor

The names inscribed on the honor roll are:

Leslie Thomas Markham Adams E. Jessop
Harrie McKenzie Adams J. Jessop
J. A. Brown *John Kerry
John Alfred Burling John Charles Nicholas Lathlean
Forbes Edward Collum G. E. McIntyre
* John Steen Clare Collum Hilton Lloyd McIntyre
Robert Alfred Collum Stanley Ethelbert McIntyre
*Bede Septimus Connell Kenneth McPhee
Alan Croome Eaton *George Rooke
George Thyree Eaton Alfred George Roots
Ronald Lyle Eaton M. K. Sullivan
Cecil Robertson Hadley R. C. Sullivan
Victor Hadley *Cliff Summerson
R. J. Harrison John Shepherd (Jack) Summerson
Edmund Albert Hartley F. S. Williams
Ernest John Clinton Heathcote G. Williams
C. Jessop *Thomas William Williams
G. Williams

* Denotes killed in action  

Source:

  • ‘Unveiling of Honor Roll – at Jamisontown’ Nepean Times 28 December 1918, p5, c3
  • Jamisontown Uniting Church, Mulgoa Road, turns 120 years old (September 2009), Local Files, Penrith City Library