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16-October-2013
16-October-2013
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The white marble honour roll commemorates employees of the Postmaster-General`s Department in Tasmania who served in World War One. 

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.

HOBART, Saturday. - Over three years have elapsed since the ending of the Great War, and a reminder was given to it, if any were needed, by the unveiling of a marble memorial tablet in the General Post Office, Hobart, by the Deputy Postmaster-General (Mr. D`Emden) this afternoon. The tablet, which was designed by one of the department's officials, Mr. W. Wiggins, is in full view of every person entering the building, and was erected by departmental officers throughout the State. One hundred and seventy-four enlisted from the department, and of that number 24 made the supreme sacrifice, ten gained military medals, 4 military crosses, 2 the D.S.O., 2 the D.C.M., 1 the O.B.E., and 1 the Cross de Guerre. There was a good muster at the ceremony, which was made all the more interesting by the recounting of many gallant deeds performed by some of those whose names found a place on the memorial.
Advocate (Burnie, Tas.), 21 November 1921.

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 honour roll.

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
Monument Designer:Mr W Wiggins

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 19th November, 1921
Front Inscription

The Great War  1914  1918  Honour Roll

Postmaster-General`s Department, Tasmania

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