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Railton War Memorial
Railton War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Arthur Garland

A monument commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

The monument was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action of  World War One.  It lists 22 names.

The Railton monument to the fallen soldiers is now erected on the site donated to the memorial committee by the Misses Foster. It is in a splendid situation, being on the rising ground just above the post office, and can be seen from every direction for a considerable distance. The memorial committee met recently to decide upon what day the unveiling should take place. There was a record attendance of members, and it was decided to have the ceremony on November 11, and to ask Mr Henry Foster to perform the ceremony.  All the ministers in the district have also been invited to attend the unveiling.
The Mercury (Hobart), 9th November 1921.

 

Location

Address:Foster Street, Railton, 7305
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.348716
Long: 146.420027
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:October-1921
Front Inscription

In Memory of OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS AND THEIR COMRADES WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR (names)

FAITHFUL UNTIL DEATH

WORLD WAR II 1939 - 1945 (names)

ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF RAILTON AND SURROUNDING DISTRICTS OCTOBER 1921

DEDICATED TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY, ARMY AND AIR FORCE WHO SERVED IN KOREA, MALAYA, BORNEO AND VIETNAM FROM 1948 - 1972.

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

Plaque :

In recognition of Railton Women`s Auxiliary past, present and future members

Formed in 1948

We also served

Back Inscription

Their names liveth for evermore.

Plaque :

Centenary of ANZAC
2015

The Railton RSL & Community erected this plaque in memory of the first ANZAC landing
1915

Lest We Forget

Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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