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Kempton Memorial Arch
Kempton Memorial Arch

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Kempton Memorial Arch commemorates those from the Green Ponds Municipality who died in World War One. The monument lists 22 names.

One by one the Tasmanian municipaities are raising their memorials to themen from their districts who went out to fight in the Great War, and, more particularly, to those who died. Yesterday afternoon at Kempton the Governor (Sir William Allardyce) laid the foundation stone of the Green Ponds memorial, in the presence of a large gathering of local people and visitors. The memorial is to cost £6,000, and the receipts to date amount to about half that sum. It is to take the form of a tower holding a two faced clock, and is being erected in front of the council chambers by Mr. J. Paul, the contractor, from plans prepared by Messrs. Johnson and Walker. Standing 82 feet high, the memorial should, when completed, be a worthy monument to those who fell.
The Mercury (Hobart), 1st December 1921

Location

Address:Main Street, Outside old Council Chambers, Kempton, 7030
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.53218
Long: 147.201205
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 Designer:Messrs Johnson & Walker
Monument Manufacturer:Mr J. Paul

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 6th May, 1922
Front Inscription

A.D.
1922

For King and Country
[ Names ]

Erected in memory of our fallen soldiers Great War 1914 - 1918

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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