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27-April-2014
27-April-2014

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

Sheffield War Memorial was originally erected in memory of those who served in World War One. The memorial now commemorates Australian servicemen and women who have served in other conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial is a white marble statue of a World War One soldier with arms reversed on a granite obelisk on a 3 stepped base. The soldier statue is unusual in that the face has a moustache.

The State Governor (Sir William Allardyce) arrived at Sheffield last evening from Hobart, and this afternoon will lay the foundation stone of the soldiers' memorial, which is being erected in a prominent position alongside the main street.
Advocate (Burnie), 9th December 1921.

An impressive and devotional service will be attached to the unveiling ceremony connected with the Sheffield fallen soldiers memorial at 3 p.m. on Sunday. A collection will be taken up on behalf of the memorial fund.
Examiner (Launceston), 26 January 1923.

 

Location

Address:Sheffield Road & Henry Street, Sheffield, 7306
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.383011
Long: 146.327369
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:J. Dunn

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 7th December, 1921
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget
1914 - 1918

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A loving tribute
Victoria League Sheffield

This stone was laid by His Excellency Sir William Lamond Allardyce  December 7th 1921

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

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Back Inscription
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Right Side Inscription

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Dedicated to the men and women of the Royal Australia Navy Army and Air Force who served in World War II  1939 - 1945
Korea  Malaya  Borne  Vietnam from 1948 - 1972.

Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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