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09-March-2014
09-March-2014
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The wooden honour roll commemorates those from the municipality who served in World War One.  It lists 96 names.

On Saturday last one of the largest crowds ever seen at Kempton assembled to witness the unveiling of the honor board at the Town Hall. The Honor roll consists of 96 names representing the men who enlisted from Kempton. Mr. G. E. Davies performed the unveiling ceremony, and in a very fine speech eulogised the many good deeds done by the people, and soldiers of Kempton. Mr. Davies said that to send 96 men to the front from such a small municipality as Kempton was a credit to them. As the flag was drawn from the front of the honor board cheers were given for the boys who had enlisted.

The whole crowd then lined up into a procession, headed by the mounted soldiers, then came the Red Cross nurses, school children, motor cars, vehicles, etc., and proceeded  to the show ground where a good afternoon's sport was carried out. The chief feature of the sporting events was the cart horse trot, which caused much enjoyment. After-noon tea was provided, by a committee of ladies, and those concerned are to be congratulated on the fine manner in which they accomplished the task. In the evening a huge bonfire and a good display of fireworks took place and was much appreciated by the children.
World (Hobart), 30 July 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 honour roll.

 

Location

Address:Main Street, Victoria Memorial Hall, Kempton, 7030
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.531652
Long: 147.200951
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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th July, 1919
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Municipality of Green Ponds

Honour Roll

[ Names ]

1914 - 1918

 

 

Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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