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07-January-2014
07-January-2014

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The War Memorial commemorates those from the district who served in World War One.  The memorial lists 15 names.

An interesting ceremony took place at Nile on Tuesday afternoon, when the soldiers' monument was unveiled. There was a great gathering from all parts of the district. The memorial is of Victorian Malmsbury bluestone with four Italian marble tablets with lead lettering, surmounted on top with an obelisk ,the whole being erected on three concrete steps.

The height is 16ft. The inscription reads: In memory of our noble men, 1914 1918. Private A. Axton, Private W. L. Baxter, Lt. C. H. Cameron, Private L. E. Cook, Private J. W. Cook. Lance-Corporal E. E. Eeles, Private L. L. Holmes, Private A.A. Lewis , Private L.W. Long, Private E. T. Smith,Private A. J. Rigby, Private D. Harper, Private P. G. Gibson, Bdr. D. D.Viney. The monument was unveiled by Mrs. Cameron.
Examiner (Launceston), 26th May 1921.

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.

Location

Address:Nile Road & Church Lane, Nile, 7212
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.646923
Long: 147.329836
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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 24th May, 1921
Front Inscription

In Memory
    of
Our Noble Men
1914 - 1918

[ Names ]

 

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Source: MA,SKP,NMC, TWM
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