Methodist Football Club Honour Board

The honour board for the football club associated with the Graham Street Methodist Church was unveiled in school hall on Saturday 5 February 1916 during a send-off for several members of the church congregation as well as the church football and cricket clubs.

Following the send-off the Rev J Trathan invited the audience to gather at the front of the hall.  After referring to the fact that so many had enlisted and expressed hope that they return safely he allowed the Union Jack flag covering the honour roll to drop and he read out each of the following names inscribed on the board.

J Boldarini
R Eddie
R Fisher
W Ireland
W Love
W Molloy
J Nankervis
F Radford
W Stubbs
J Codden
J Evans
W Hewitt
R Kerr
A McKenzie
J Monkhouse
S Peacock
W Rendall
R Trevorrow

The National Anthem was then sung by the assembly.

The board was which the article in The Standard describes as “a very beautiful piece of work” was made by Richard Trevorrow who is a member of the church football club and the church choir and one of the men who had enlisted and was part of the evening’s send-off.


The Graham Street Methodist Church no longer exists.  The buildings were demolished in the early 1970s.  The whereabouts of the football club Honour Board or if it even still exists are unknown.  If you have any information about the board we’d love to hear from you at the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society.

References:

1916 ‘GRAHAM-STREET METHODIST CHURCH.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 19 February, p. 1. , viewed 23 Jan 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91163982

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