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23-January-2016
23-January-2016

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A monument commemorates the 90th anniversary of the Armistice in November 1918 which ended the fighting in World War One.

Location

Address:Esk Highway, St Marys, 7215
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.579854
Long: 148.185032
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:11-November-1918
Actual Event End Date:11-November-1998

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque :

In memory of the men from St Marys and Districts who fell in the World War 
1914 - 1919

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Plaque :

In memory of the men from St Marys and Districts who fell in the World War 
1939 - 1945

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Plaque :

These plaques were placed here to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the fighting of World War I on the "Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month" 1918.

During the worldwide conflict over 330,000 Australian men and women volunteered for duty and served overseas with the "Australian Imperial Force" (AIF) and Royal Australian navy.  These included approximately 12,700 Tasmanians.

Of those who served overseas 59,342 died, of which 2,752 were Tasmanians.  The soldiers from the St Marys area suffered very high casualties because of their service in mainly front line units.

"What these men did nothing can alter now.  The good and the bad, the greatness and the smallness of their story will stand. Whatever of glory it contains nothing now can lessen.  It rises, as it will always rise, above the mists of ages, a monument to great hearted men ; and for their nation, a possession forever. " Charles Bean, Official Historian, First AIF.

 

Source: MA
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