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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 of World War One Fallen )
 

(Small Plaque )
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE WORLD WAR 2 1939 - 1945 LEST WE FORGET

(Lower 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 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.

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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