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16-October-2013
16-October-2013
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Honour roll commemorates employees of the Postmaster-General`s Department who served in World War One.  It lists 171 names.

A commencement has been made with the erection in the General Post Office of a massive white marble honour roll. It is to contain the names of 180 members of the G.P.O., who enlisted for active service. It was hoped, as the foundation stone of the building was laid by his Majesty the King, and the the chimes were dedicated to the late Queen Victoria, that the Prince of Wales would have unveiled the honour roll, but though this was recommended by the state committee, which is responsible for the programmne during the Prince's visit, it was rejected by the Commonwealth organlser. It is expected that the formal unveiling of the roll will take place in about a month's time.
Examiner (Launceston) 23rd June 1920.

Location

Address:Elizabeth & Macquarie Streets, General Post Office , Hobart, 7000
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.882603
Long: 147.330207
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

Dedication

Front Inscription

The Great War  1914  1918  Honour Roll

Postmaster-General`s Department, Tasmania

[ Names ]

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.

 

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