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Port Cygnet Soldiers Memorial
Port Cygnet Soldiers Memorial

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A monument lists 70 names of those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One and World War Two. It was originally unveiled in 1921.

The Governor (Sir William Allardyce), accompanied by Lady Allardyce, and attended by Captain Pope, yesterday unveiled a monument to those men of the Port Cygnet municipality who laid down their lives in the Great War.  The Governor then unveiled the memorial, which was in the form of a handsome granite obelisk, standing on a commodious plot of ground in the very centre of the main street, and is the outcome of the efforts of the Port Cygnet Patriotic Committee. 

It bears the following inscription:-"This monument is erected by the people in honour of those who gave their lives for King and Empire in the Great War, 1914-1918."  The monument itself had cost £176, and the plot of ground £170, and subscriptions towards the liquidation of the debt were well in hand.
The Mercury ( Hobart), 23rd July 1921.

Location

Address:Mary Street, Cygnet, 7112
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -43.160716
Long: 147.076001
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Front Inscription

PORT CYGNET SOLDIERS MEMORIAL.

THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND EMPIRE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 AND 1939 - 1945 WAR

Plaque :
AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS 1939-1945
I
N HONOUR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THIS DISTRICT WHO SERVED IN COMBAT AREAS AND ON THE HOME FRONT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 45.
COMMEMORATING THE REMEMBRANCE ACTIVITIES HELD DURING AUGUST 1995
Esperance Huon Cygnet R & S L A Sub - Branches Huon Valley Council
DEDICATED ANZAC DAY 1996

Plaque :
KOREAN WAR
1950-1953                      1953 - 1956
ACTIVE SERVICE          PEACEKEEPING

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: MA,SKP,TWM
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