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02-January-2015
02-January-2015

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A mosaic Reredos and honour roll commemorate members of the parish who were killed in World War One.  It lists 25 names.

The Reredos is an interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'    A plaque was also erected in the church listing the names of the twenty-four men who died.

At yesterday's service at St John's Church the Venerable Archdeacon Beresford assisted by the rector the Rev C Crotty dedicated a handsome mosaic reredos erected as a memorial to soldiers from St John's parish who fell in the war.

The reredos is a beautifully coloured representation of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting "The Last Supper", cut on glass tiles similar to those used in Westminster Abbey, and it is considered to be the finest work of its kind in Australia. The cost of the reredos which has been subscribed for by the parishioners was about £400.
The Mercury (Hobart), 11th July 1921.  

Location

Address:157 St John Street, St Johns Anglican Church, Launceston, 7250
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.4399641
Long: 147.1411364
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Religious Object
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:Sunday 10th July, 1921
Front Inscription

To the glory of God and in grateful memory of the men of this parish who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 1919.

The reredos in this church has been erected by the parishioners.

[ Names ]

Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee the crown of life.

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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