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Longford War Memorial
Longford War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / John Huth / Arthur Garland

A monument commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.  It  lists 67 names. It was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One.

Monument characteristics :

Three stepped obelisk made of grey granite

The unveiling ceremony in connection with the Longford Soldiers' Memorial took place yesterday. The day was beautifully, fine, and there was a very large attendance. The Longford Brass Band played several selections during the afternoon and also for the singing. The hymn "O God, Our Help in Ages Past" was sung.

The Warden then introduced Lt. Marriott, and in doing so extended him a hearty welcome, and sympathised with him in his affliction. He also congratulated him upon his recent election to Parliament, and the Darwin electorate upon having him as its representative. Lt. Marriott said he felt it a distinct personal compliment to be able to unveil the memorial there that day, and a compliment to the great force he, and those he had been associated with had had the honor, to belong to.

The monument is an obelisk, and is of black and grey granite. The black granite is highly polished. The monument stands 20ft. high. The cost as it stands is £480, and it is expected that the final amount will be in the region of £530. The contractor is Mr. Morgan, of Launceston.
Advocate (Burnie), 5th August 1922.

 

Location

Address:Wellington Street, Village Green , Longford, 7301
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.592997
Long: 147.122128
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:Mr Morgan (Launceston)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 4th August, 1922
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget
1939 - 1945
[ Names ]

To the glory of God and in grateful memory of the following who fell in and through the Great War 1914 - 1919

Korea and Vietnam

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

The Korean War
Malaya / Borneo conflict
1948 - 1966
"Lest We Forget"

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 ]

Boer War
1899 - 1902
[ Names ]

Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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