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03-May-2015
03-May-2015

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A framed paper honour roll commemorates those from Sisters Creek, Myalla and Boat Harbour who served in World War One. It lists 68 names.

The unveiling of a roll of honour took place in the Sisters Creek Hall on Monday, and, favoured with a fine night, about 250 persons were present. After the singing of "Soldiers of the King" by Miss Wilson, Mr. S. W. Margetts made the unveiling speech, and Miss Olive French appeared as "Britannia' and unveiled the honour board which stood on an easel on the front of the stage. It disclosed the names of 57 young men who had enlisted from the district of Boat Harbour, Sisters Creek, and Myalla.

Unfortunately, two names had been omitted (C. Hardman and C. King).  The roll of honour (which was the work of the "Examiner" and "Courier" staff) was greatly admired, and seemed to give general satisfaction. The main shield holding the names of volunteers, is surmounted by a scroll carrying the title "Roll of Honour." At the foot of the shield is the Australian coat of arms, with the device "Advance Australia."

The whole design is surrounded with a heraldic border of waratah and wattle, and at each corner are views representing Table Cape, Australian battery in action, and Red Cross stretcher-bearers with nurse attending to the wounded. All the allied flags are represented.
Examiner (Launceston) , 1st December 1916.

 

Location

Address:9 Goldie Street, Wynyard R.S.L. Club, Wynyard, 7325
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -40.988495
Long: 145.729909
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
Monument Designer:Launceston "Examiner & "Courier" Staff

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 27th November, 1916
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Roll of Honour

To commemorate the names of the heroes who have enlisted in the Empire`s cause from Sisters Creek, Myalla & Boat Harbour  1914 - 19

[ Names ]

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

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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