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02-November-2014
02-November-2014

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The monument is a polished red granite obelisk on a three stepped concrete base.  It has no names inscribed on it, but has Christian crosses at the top. It commemorates those who served in World War One and World War Two.

At the monthly meeting of the Fingal Council on Tuesday an influential deputation waited upon the council in furtherance of a proposal to erect a memorial to the soldiers from the Fingal municipality. The deputation suggested that the memorial take the form of a drinking fountain as proposed by Mr. Ayers some twelve months ago, to be erected at the junction of Talbot, Stieglitz and Short streets, in close proximity to the Council chambers. He asked the council to take concerted action in all the towns of the municipality to raise funds for the object in view.
Examiner (Launceston), 6th June 1919

Location

Address:Esk Highway , Fingal, 7214
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.639225
Long: 147.965005
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

LEST WE FORGET

Plaque :

In memory of the men from Fingal and Districts who fell in the World War 1914 - 1919

[ Names ]

Plaque :

In memory of the men from Fingal and Districts who fell in the World War 1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

Plaque :

These plaques were placed here to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the signing of the armistice which ended the fighting in World War I on the "Eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month"  1918.

During the worldwide conflict over 330,000 Australian men and women volunteered for duty and served overseas with the "Australian Imperial Force"  (A I F) and the Royal Australian Navy.  These included approximately 12,700 Tasmanians.

Of those who served overseas 59,342 died of which 2,752 were Tasmanians.  The soldiers from the Fingal area suffered very high casualties because of their service in mainly front line units.

"What these men did nothing can alter now.  The good and the bad, the greatness and the smallness of their story will stand.  Whatever of glory it contains nothing now can lessen.  It rises, as it will always rise, above the mist of ages, a monument to great hearted men ; and for their nation, a possession forever."  Charles Bean, Offical historian, First AIF

Left Side Inscription

WORLD WAR II 1939 - 1945

Back Inscription

LEST WE FORGET

Right Side Inscription

WORLD WAR I 1914 - 1918

Source: MA,TWM,SKP
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