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30-October-2013
30-October-2013
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Cross of the Fallen commemorates men of the parish who fell in World War One.

An honour roll, seeking to perpetuate the memories of the 48 young men of the St. Mary's Cathedral parish who made the supreme sacrifice in the recent war was unveiled by the Most Rev. Dr. Barry (Coadjutor Archbiishop of Hobart), in the cathedral, on the afternoon of Sunday, the 10th inst., in the presence of a number of relatives and friends of the deceased lads.

The roll of honour is located in the porch of the cathedral. It takes the form of a large cross plate, cut in the shape of a cross, and on this appear the names of the deceased soldiers. The cross is mounted on a polished blackwood Celtic cross. The late lamented Monsignor Gilleran, V.G., who was a firm and ardent friend of the soldiers, initiated the work of having the honour roll made; but, sad to say, he was called to his eternal reward before it was completed. The sum of £50 was paid out of the late Monsignor 's estate to meet the cost of the memorial. — R.I.P.
The Catholic Press (Sydney), 27th November 1919.


 

Location

Address:164 Harrington Street, St Marys Cathedral, Hobart, 7000
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.882611
Long: 147.317857
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 10th November, 1919
Front Inscription

Who fell in the Great War

1914 - 18

[ Names ]

Source: MA
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