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Devonport Cenotaph commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The monument lists 127 names and was originally erected in memory of the fallen of World War One.
Monument characteristics :
Cenotaph constructed from sandstone blocks
Effulgent sunshine favored the function at Devonport yesterday morning when the birthday of the King was fittingly celebrated by the unveiling of the cenotaph which has been erected on Victoria Parade, to do honor to the memory of the 125 men from the municipality who laid down their lives for the preservation of liberty on the fields of the Great War. The Warden (Cr. G. Spilsbury), before performing the unveiling ceremony, said it was a fit and proper thing that such a memorial should be erected to the memory of those great men who had so nobly shed their blood in defence of the realm.
Advocate (Burnie), 6th June 1922
|Address:||Victoria Parade, Victoria Park, Devonport, 7310|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.171603|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
[ Names of World War One Fallen )
(Small Plaque )
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE WORLD WAR 2 1939 - 1945 LEST WE FORGET
ERECTED BY THE GRATEFUL CITIZENS OF DEVONPORT TO THE HONOR, AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS MUNICIPALITY, WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918, AND WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED HEREON
"THEIR NAMES LIVE FOR EVER"
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.
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE KOREAN WAR 1950 - 1953 LEST WE FORGET
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
MALAYSIA/BORNEO CONFRONTATION 1948 - 1966 LEST WE FORGET
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE VIETNAM CONFLICT 1962 - 1973 LEST WE FORGET