discuss document export feedback print share Auckland Roll of Honour Auckland and its people Documentary heritage History War memorial A Roll of Honour is a list of names of people who served their country during war. Whether marked in stone, newsprint or handwritten, a Roll of Honour is a poignant reminder of the impact of war. Commemorating those who served The illuminated frontispieces of the Auckland Roll of Honour were created in gold leaf by Louise Tilsley.Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. MS-2016-2, 2016/2. As the First World War drew to a close, New Zealand communities began to consider how to commemorate their friends and family who had served in the war. Many organisations, churches, schools, community groups and commercial enterprises commissioned Rolls of Honour to acknowledge pupils, friends, colleagues or family members. Rolls of Honour can be found throughout New Zealand - in rural communities and large towns and cities. They often form part of a larger war memorial. Other Rolls acknowledge a particular group of people - members of a sports club or employees such as railway workers. Rolls of Honour can be found all over the world. Some commemorate everyone who served; others list those who made the "ultimate sacrifice" and did not return. Rolls of Honour at Auckland Museum Auckland War Memorial Museum has many Rolls of Honour in its collection. Auckland War Memorial Museum's Hall of Memories is a physical Roll of Honour - it forms part of the building itself. Many organisations have been digitising existing rolls and commemorating service people online. Auckland Museum's Online Cenotaph is an example of a digital Roll of Honour. The Auckland Roll of Honour In the World War One Sanctuary there are two parchment Rolls of Honour on display. They are housed in two bronze caskets. The rolls of honour were handwritten by Major Percival Beaumont Greenhough who was in the New Zealand Field Artillery in WWI.Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. The Rolls of Honour were handwritten by Major Percival Beaumont Greenhough and include the names of those who died in the "Great War" who registered in the Auckland Province. It includes the regimental number, rank, unit and "honours the next of kin of the fallen". Louise Tilsley (1898-1983), a calligraphic artist, created the gold-leafed frontispieces for the books. She was also responsible for creating many illuminated addresses to Returned Servicemen. Mrs Tilsley was wife of Lieut. Col. Robert Tilsley, M.C., D.C.M. The two volumes of the Roll of Honour are on display in caskets made by sculptor Richard Gross.Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. The caskets were designed and cast by local sculptor Richard Oliver Gross (1882-1963). Gross was a leading figure in the Auckland arts community and "made a major contribution to public sculpture in New Zealand between the wars" (Jock Phillips, Te Ara). His other works include the stone frieze that wraps around the Museum building and the bronze statue, 'The Athlete', on the Domain Gates. Auckland Museum's Documentary Heritage Collection holds the business records of the Auckland Provincial Roll of Honour Committee. This collection includes receipts and correspondence to Greenhough, Tilsley and Gross as well as correspondence between the committee and the Museum's Institute for the purchase of the volumes. Receipts and correspondence GALLERY The Auckland Roll of Honour volumes are on permanent display. A digital copy is available to view. Cite this article Passau, Victoria and Robinson, Philippa. Auckland Roll of Honour. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. First published: 18 January 2016. Updated: 11 March 2016. URL: www.aucklandmuseum.com/collections-research/collections/topics/auckland-roll-of-honour Related objects print share remove reset export Displaying 1 - 6 of 8 records jardiniere On display Type: Object / ArtefactDate: 1947-1948Contributor: R RanbyPlace: Auckland CityID: 13940Description: jardiniere, bronze, with cover and tray, jardiniere elongated octagonal in shape with two hinged handles, the tray with raised edge, and studs to position jardiniere, the… Sketch design for jardiniere Type: Library / PictorialContributor: Gross, Richard Oliver, artistID: 93/37 tablemat Type: Object / ArtefactDate: 1950sContributor: Louise TilsleyPlace: AucklandID: 1994.180Description: table mat, linen, printed statue Type: Object / ArtefactDate: Circa 1940Contributor: R Atkinson AbbottPlace: EnglandID: 1997X1.57Description: statue in plaster model of a Maori Chief as on the summit of One Tree Hill (or Maungakiekie in Māori) Perspective of Niche in Memorial Hall Type: Library / PictorialContributor: Grierson, Aimer & DraffinID: MUS-2009-20-11-10Description: Pencil drawing of niche to hold case containing handwritten Roll of Honour. Bronze Statue, Domain gates. Richard Gross Sculpture. Erected 1936. Type: Library / PictorialContributor: Brennan, P., photographerID: PH-NEG-C8705 1 2 Next page Discuss this topic Join the discussion about this article by posting your response on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #amdiscuss Support the collection Help us do more. Donate now and be part of your Museum’s journey to stimulate inspiration, learning and enjoyment.