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03-November-2014
03-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

An honour roll commemorates the residents of Wesley Vale who served in World War One.  It lists 36 names and includes photographs of those named.

Wesley Vale residents turned out en masse to witness the unveiling of the Honor Roll in the local State School. The large schoolroom was crowded, and numbers had to remain outside for the interesting ceremony.  The proceedings opened with the National Anthem, and then the Warden (Cr. M. Nichols), who presided, gave the opening address.

The Warden said that he was proud to be present, and share with them in the pleasure of that interesting occasion. It was an honor to unveil that roll of 29 names in memory of the gallant lads who had gone from Wesley Vale to take their part in the gigantic conflict and help to bring it to a victorious conclusion. Twenty-five of those names on the roll had passed through that school, and seven had made the supreme sacrifice.
Advocate (Burnie), 28th October 1919.

Location

Address:Westwind Drive, Wesley Vale Primary School, Wesley Vale, 7307
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.188761
Long: 146.456368
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:Saturday 25th October, 1919
Front Inscription

Erected by the residents of Wesley Vale  

European War
1914 - 1918

Enlistments 

[ Names ]

Killed 
[ 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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