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Stanley War Memorial
Stanley War Memorial
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Memorial is a marble soldier in World War One uniform with arms reversed standing on a rectangular pillar on a 2-stepped sandstone base was originally erected to commemorate the fallen of the district who served during World War One. The names of those who fell in World War Two and plaques in memory of the fallen of Korea and Vietnam were added at a later date.

The Stanley soldiers' memorial is to be erected at Alexandra Terrace. It will be of Victorian blue stone, I5ft. high, with four marble tablets showing the names of the killed, and will cost £125. Of this the committee has £76 in hand.
Examiner (Launceston) 24th April 1925.
A memorial to the fallen soldiers of the Circular Head district was unveiled at Stanley yesterday. Though the weather was boisterous and showery, there was a fine attendance. Mr. Marriott, who lost his sight in the war, thanked the people for giving him the privilege of unveiling the monument for the fallen in this municipality. Memory was short, and memorials such as that which they had erected were necessary as reminders. The graves of the men who fell were scattered over the Empire's battlefields. This monument represented their tomb, and he hoped that the residents would never pass it without lifting their hats or bowing their heads. The figure, which was made in Italy, of Carrara marble, represents an A.I.F. Infantryman, with a reversed rifle. On the base are inscribed 65 names. It stands In a strip of plantation between Church-street and Alexander Terrace looking down Tatlow's Hill.
Examiner (Launceston), 25th May 1927.

Location

Address:Church & Victoria Streets, Stanley, 7331
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -40.761752
Long: 145.296287
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 24th May, 1927
Front Inscription

LEST WE FORGET

ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF CIRCULAR HEAD IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE BRAVE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1914 - 1919 [ Names ]

For King and Country

UNVEILED BY LIEUT FRANK MARRIOTT 24TH MAY 1927.

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

WORLD WAR II 1939 - 1945

LEST WE FORGET"  [ Names ]

TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN KOREA 1950 - 1953 LEST WE FORGET

Right Side Inscription

TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE VIETNAM WAR 1962 - 1972 "LEST WE FORGET"

Source: SKP,TWM, MA
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