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Devonport Cenotaph
Devonport Cenotaph

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Arthur Garland

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

Location

Address:Victoria Parade, Victoria Park, Devonport, 7310
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.171603
Long: 146.364223
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

[ Names ]

Plaque :

In memory of those who paid the supreme sacrifice
World War 2
1939 - 1945 

Lest we forget

Plaque :

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 forever" 

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.

Left Side Inscription

In memory of those who paid the supreme sacrifice
Korean War
1950 - 1953

Lest we forget

 

Back Inscription

In memory of those who paid the supreme sacrifice
Malaysia / Borneo Confrontation
1948 - 1966

Lest we forget

 

Right Side Inscription

In memory of those who paid the supreme sacrifice
Vietnam Conflict
1962 - 1973

Lest we forget

 

Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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