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03-May-2015
03-May-2015
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The wooden honour roll commemorates those connected with the church who served in World War One. 

At the Devonport Baptist Church last night the Rev. V. G. Britton, of Latrobe, unveiled the roll of honor to members of the congregation who have answered the call of Empire. It was designed and executed by Mr. A. W. Marshall, being constructed of fumed Tasmanian oak. The Rev. V. G. Britton said that they were met to do honor to those who had heard the call of duty; honor to the men who were offering their lives for those who remained at home. Although they did not glory in war, there were times when it would be positively criminal not to make it.

A man should be prepared to resist evil causes and fight for the cause of justice and humanity. Shoulder to shoulder they stood to resist the enemy's designs upon civilisation. The honor board, which bore 50 names, stood for patriotism and lacerated hearts at home. Special hymns were sung by the choir, and the National Anthem and "God Save Our Splendid Men" were feelingly rendered.
North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas.),
21 September 1918. 

Location

Address:126 -130 William Street, Devonport Baptist Church, Devonport, 7310
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.178039
Long: 146.350945
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
Monument Designer:Mr A W Marshall

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 20th September, 1918
Front Inscription

For King and Country

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Source: MA
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