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04-November-2014
04-November-2014

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The monument commemorates those from Hagley and district who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.  It lists 8 names.

In spite of the inclement weather on Saturday—rain falling throughout the ceremony—a large number assembled to witness the unveiling of the monument— granite on a cement base—which has been erected by the people of Hagley district to perpetuate the memory of their fallen heroes. The opening speech was delivered by the Warden (Hon. G. Pitt, M.L.C.) who was followed by Rev. T. Woodford (Methodist). The dedication and special prayers for the occasion were in the hands of Rev. W. Hooker (Anglican) and Major Gee, D.S.O., did the unveiling. An apology was read for Rev. H. Culliford.

The school children, with Mr. F. Beveridge as conductor, and with the help of the Westbury Brass Band, rendered suitable locaI items, and after the unveiling several beautiful wreaths were placed on the base by relatives. The following names were on the stone:—V. A. French, E. S. Hope, W. R. Hunter, H. R. Trethewie, J. P. Selby, E. S. Martin, J. H. Hunter, W.G. Heazlewood with the inscription: - "Erected by the people of Hagley district. In memory of the valiant men who gave their lives in the great war, 1914-1918." The monument, which cost £100, reflected credit on the contractor, Mr. Morgan, and on the committee, the members of which worked so hard in obtaining it. 
Examiner (Launceston, Tas.), 6 June 1922.

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.

Location

Address:Meander Valley Road, Hagley, 7292
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.526064
Long: 146.892725
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:Mr Morgan

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 3rd June, 1922
Front Inscription

[ Names ]

 

Left Side Inscription

Erected by the people of the Hagley District 

In memory of their valiant men who gave their lives in the Great War 

1914 - 1918

 

Back Inscription

Gallipoli  
Palestine  
France  
Mesopotamia

Right Side Inscription

 

 

Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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