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06-February-2015
06-February-2015
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A wooden honour roll commemorates those who served in World War Two.  It lists 38 names.
 

"To-day in the world there are ominous clouds rising day by day. The ideal for which our heroes fought is being threatened," said the State Treasurer (Mr. Madden) at Blessington last night. He was speaking at the unveiling of an honour roll to members of the services who left Blessington district for the 1939-45 war. The ceremony was held in the North Esk Memorial Hall and took the form of a concert and dance. Though he was to have unveiled the honour roll, Mr. Madden requested that Mrs. W. H. Rothall, mother of one of the men from the Blessington district who was killed in action, should perform the ceremony.

Star item of the evening was provided by a toddler, Gay Rushton, from Roses Tier, who scored a terrific hit with "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts."
Examiner (Launceston) 16th September 1950.

 

Location

Address:3132 Blessington Road, North Esk Memorial Hall, Blessington, 7212
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.482176
Long: 147.504689
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 15th September, 1950
Front Inscription

For King and country

To the glory of God and in memory of

Honour Roll  
World War II  

[ Names ]

1939 - 45

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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