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02-November-2014
02-November-2014

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The monument commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

One of the largest assemblages seen in the district gathered together in front of the Union Chapel, Sidmouth, on Saturday, for the unveiling of the soldiers' memorial. Councillor Charles B. Brady performed the ceremony, and in doing so spoke enthusiastically of the part the small village of Sidmouth had taken in the great war. The speaker pointed out that every eligible man in the township had enlisted. All the men had done well, and some had made the supreme sacrifice.

The women of the district, had done nobly, and the monument would be a lasting reminder to the coming generations of the work done by their forefathers in war. Mr. M. J. O'Keefe, M.H.A., and Rev. R. Gibbs also spoke appropriately to the occasion. The monument consists of a draped urn, supported on a carved pedestal, the whole being constructed of white marble.
Examiner (Launceston, Tas.), 15 March 1921.

Location

Address:Batman Highway, Sidmouth War Memorial Hall, Sidmouth, 7270
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.222092
Long: 146.887701
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:S. Wilmot

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th March, 1921
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget

In Memoriam
Privates 

[ Names ]

Erected by the public of Sidmouth in sympathy of fallen soldiers in the late war

1914 - 1919.

S. Wilmot

Source: MA
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