Tamar Rowing Club Roll of HonourPrint Page
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.
|Address:||14 West Tamar Road , Tamar Rowing Club, Trevallyn , 7250|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.43899|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Honour Roll|
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 20th March, 1917|
For King and Country
Tamar Rowing Club
We have braved and battled and bled
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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.