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Sorell War Memorial commemorates those who were killed in World War One. The monument lists 26 names.
Monument characteristics :
Monument is a statue of a khaki coloured soldier, arms reversed but head unbowed, standing on a granite plinth.
At Sorell on Saturday the district memorial to its fallen soldiers was unveiled. The scene was one similar to a score of others which have been witnessed in country towns in Tasmania since the war ended, but the pathos of it was no less evident for that. The memorial was unveiled by the State Commandant (Col. D. P. White), and associated with him on the dais were Hon. A. Hean. C.M.G., Mr. Thomas Hean, and Mr. J. Burge. The monument represents a typical Australian infantryman in battle kit standing with reversed arms. Upon the base are inscribed the names of Sorell's killed. The memorial is an excellent sample of the mason's and the sculptor's handicraft, and it reflects credit upon the contractor (Mr. Vimpany).
The Mercury (Hobart), 6th March 1922.
|Address:||Cole Street, Sorell Memorial Hall , Sorell, 7172|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.781102|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Manufacturer:||Mr Vimpany|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 4th March, 1922|
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919.
ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF SORELL.
(At base of memorial)
THIS STONE WAS LAID BY SIR WILLIAM ALLARDYCE GOVERNOR OF TASMANIA
MAY 28TH 1921
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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.
TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS.
DUTY NOBLY DONE
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