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Avoca Roll Of Honour
Avoca Roll Of Honour
Photographs supplied by Angela Gee, School Executive Officer, Avoca Primary School

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
Long: 147.720455
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 2nd November, 1919
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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.

Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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