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12-December-2014
12-December-2014
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A wooden honour roll commemorates 184 members of the Tamar Rowing Club who served in World War One.

A striking and eloquent testimony to the patriotism of oarsmen is the very handsome honour board which, presented by Mr. George Cragg, one of the vice-presidents, was unveiled at the Tamar Rowing Club's boathouse last night. It was an interesting little ceremony in which many members and friends joined, and the magnificent record of 170 names the receding flags disclosed engendered a feeling of pride in the achievements of this fine old sporting institution.

There were on that roll the names of 170 members of the Tamar Rowing Club who had enlisted; voluntarily offered their services to the Empire, prepared to make the great sacrifice if necessary. Seventeen had been killed and fourteen wounded, and the rest were still either in the firing line or preparing to take their turn.
Examiner (Launceston), 21st March 1917.

Location

Address:14 West Tamar Road , Tamar Rowing Club, Trevallyn , 7250
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.43899
Long: 147.12593
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:Tuesday 20th March, 1917
Front Inscription

For King and Country

Tamar Rowing Club

We have braved and battled and bled

[ 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.

Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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