St Thomas` Roll of HonourPrint Page
An honour roll was placed in the church as a memorial to theose who served in World War One.
The honour roll is handsomely carved in Tasmanian blackwood having three panels. The names of the dead are placed in the centre panel under a brass cross. On either side are the names of the returned men.
The Honour Roll was consecrated and dedicated on the 2nd November 1919 and unveiled by Mrs C. Shelton. When the flag fell, great sorrow was felt for the mother standing there who had lost two of her sons in battle while the third son had returned home a cripple.
Examiner (Launceston), 7th November 1919.
|Address:||Blenheim Street, St Thomas` Anglican Church, Avoca, 7213|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.782787|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Honour Roll|
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 2nd November, 1919|
ROLL OF HONOUR
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1914 Avoca 1919
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.