This blog is a companion to the Database of Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington

Sunday, January 23, 2011

St Thomas's Church of England Roll of Honour

The very beautiful Roll of Honour at St Thomas's Church of England, Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds, is an example of what is called 'optus sectile', which is a work in tiles.  A series of tiles contain the names of the members of the church who volunteered for the Great War.  At the top of the list are those who died. 

The list is strangely personal, in that it does not list ranks, but first names, unlike many which give initials only.

It is a beautiful piece of art, and well worth a look if you are in the vicinity of the church. 

The full list of names on this Roll of Honour has been placed on the Empire Called website, and I am working through linking each name to a personal record.

Other examples of opus sectile were discussed earlier on this blog.

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