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Port Esperance Soldiers` Memorial commemorates those who died or were killed in World Wars One and Two.  It was originally erected to commemorate those who died or were killed in World War One.

The Port Esperance soldiers' memorial monument was unveiled by His Excellency,The Governor (Lord Allardyce) on the 21st May 1921. For some time a committee had been working to raise sufficient funds to erect a monument at Dover in honour of the brave lads who had given their lives in the Great War.  Out of forty men that left Port Esperance part of the municipality, 20 had laid down their lives.  The monument erected to honour these men is a very fine specimen of the sculptor's art, being the figure of a soldier in white marble mounted on a grey pedestal. The Chairman notified that the total cost of the monument had been £225 exclusive of the foundation work and carting which had been done voluntarily.
The Mercury (Hobart), 25th May 1921.



Address:Huon Highway , Dover, 7117
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -43.313301
Long: 147.014861
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 21st May, 1921
Front Inscription

The Fallen

Names ]

To perpetuate the memory of the men of Port Esperance who gave their lives in the cause of justice and liberty in the Great War
1914 - 1919
Duty Nobly Done

Plaque :

Australia Remembers 1939  1945

In 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

Houn Valley Council

Dedicated ANZAC Day 1996

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.

Back Inscription
World War II
1939 - 1945
[ Name ]
Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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