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Cape Barren Island War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One.
The Cape Barren Island community has now refurbished and updated the memorial to include the names of island veterans who served during World War Two and the Vietnam War. The new honour roll lists 23 World War Two veterans and merchant mariners.

When World War One broke out, 21 members of the island community volunteered for service and six lost their lives in battle.


GPS Coordinates:Lat: -40.369708
Long: 148.025465
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 10th September, 1937
Front Inscription

This monument is erected in honour of the men of Cape Barren Island who served in the Great War 1914 - 1918

For King and country

Unveiled by Major the Honourable T H Davies DSO, MC, RE Minister for Lands & Works on September 10th 1937 as a mark of appreciation for services rendered  A G Ogilvie KC, LLB, Premier

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Note : the “Tasmanian War Memorials Data Base” , compiled by Fred Thornett which is located at the State Library of Tasmania, contains a comprehensive listing of the names on this monument.

Source: SKP,TWM
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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