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Franklin War Memorial Oval Gates
Franklin War Memorial Oval Gates

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Franklin War Memorial Oval Gates commemorates those who served in World War Two. The plaque on the left side of the gate lists those who served, and on right of the gate those who died or were killed.

A colourful official opening is planned for the Franklin War Memorial gates on the sportsground. The ceremony will be performed at the athletic carnival on Monday at 1.15 p.m. by the Minister for Agriculture . (Mr. Dwyer). The R.S.L. will be represented by the State President (Mr. L. R. Lucke). The Derwent Scottish and Queenstown Highland Bands will lead a parade of returned men and 40th Batt. "D" Company, C.M.F. in uniform. The parade will start from the 1914-18 monument and proceed to 1939-45 memorial.
The Mercury (Hobart), 21st January 1953.


Address:Huon Highway & Hayes Road, Franklin Oval, Franklin, 7113
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -43.087925
Long: 147.012123
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 26th January, 1953
Left Side Inscription

1939 - 1945

Erected by the townspeople of Franklin District in grateful remembrance of those who served.

Lest We Forget

Right Side Inscription

1939 - 1945

They gave their lives [ Names ]

Lest We Forget

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
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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