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15-October-2007 (Kent Watson)
15-October-2007 (Kent Watson)

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Chris McLaughlin

The Latrobe War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One but now commemorates those who have served in other conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

Monument characteristics :

A white marble statue of a World War One soldier standing at ease on a grey and red granite obelisk on a three-stepped base. The rising sun insignia of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces is placed on all four sides.

There was an excellent attendance of the Latrobe War Memorial Committee at the Council Chambers on Monday evening, the Warden (Cr. A. H. Iles) presiding. Letters from both the State and Commonwealth Departments were read, agreeing to the erection of the memorial on the reserve in front of the public buildings of the town. It was decided to adopt the design and specification of Messrs. W. Train and Co., of Melbourne, the monument to cost £590, and the lettering and inscription approximately £100.

The base will consist of three freestone steps, surmounted by grey granite, and then red Australian granite, the four sides to be polished, and the names, some 270 in number, to be inscribed, the whole to be crowned with a figure of an Australian Digger, to special design, in Australian white marble.
Advocate (Burnie), 30th November 1921


Address:Gilbert Street, Latrobe, 7307
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.235337
Long: 146.411337
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event End Date:1922
Monument Designer:Messrs. W. Train and Co (Melbourne)


Front Inscription

The Great War
1914 - 1918.

For God and King and Country

These died
[ Names ]

"Lest We Forget,"

Dedicated to all military personnel who served our country in the 
Gulf War  1990 - 1991
Iraq War  2003 - 2008
Afghanistan  2001 -
And peace-keeping efforts worldwide since 1947

Erected by voluntary donations from the residents of the Latrobe municipality
A. H. ILES , Warden. 1922.

1939 - 1945 Fallen Comrades  Lest We Forget.  They gave their lives for King and country

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

Names of those from this

[ Names ]

1939 - 1945

Fallen Comrades  

Lest We Forget.  

They gave their lives for King and country

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

Municipality who served in the 

[ Names ]

Dedicated to all military personnel who served our country in the 

Korean War  1950 - 1953
Malayan Emergency  1948 - 1960
Indonesian Confrontation  1964 - 1966

Right Side Inscription

Great War  1914 - 1918

[ Names ]

Dedicated to the men and women of the Royal Australian Navy, Army and Airforce who served in or near Vietnam
1961 - 1972

Source: MA,SKP
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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