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03-November-2014
03-November-2014

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The monument lists 21 names of those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One and World War Two. The memorial was originally unveiled in 1922 to commemorate the fallen of World War  One. The names of the fallen of World War Two were added to the memorial at a later date.

Sunday last was memorable in the annals of Wilmot, for on that day the Fallen Soldiers' Memorial was unveiled. The long time that elapsed since the placing of the contract with Mr. J. Dunn, of Launceston, must be set down to shipping strikes, mason's strikes, and other labor interruptions. The unveiling was performed by Mrs. Buxton, whose two sons. Jack and Ray, were amongst those killed. The stone is polished Victorian granite and has a pleasing appearance, being, admittedly the best yet erected in this part of the island by any small township. It stands, on a central site donated by Mr. Geo.Coles, now of Launceston.
Advocate (Burnie), 12th April 1922.

Location

Address:Main Street (Wilmot Road) , Wilmot, 7310
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.385668
Long: 146.173189
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:J Dunn (Launceston )

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 9th April, 1922
Front Inscription

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF THOSE SOLDIERS FROM THE WILMOT DISTRICT WHO FELL IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR 1914 - 1919.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.

1939 - 1945  [ Names ]

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 ]
Back Inscription
[ Names ]
Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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