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23-May-2014
23-May-2014

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A cenotaph commemorates the residents of Preolenna who served in World War Two.  

A war memorial inscribed with the names of 20 men who served in the Second World War was, unveiled at Preolenna on Saturday. A "Back to Preolenna Day" was held in conjunction with the ceremony, which was attended by about 300 residents and former residents of the district from as far away as Devonport and Smithton. The memorial was built by local effort, and funds were raised by a local war memorial committee. The inlaid inscribed block was the work of Mr. Reid, of Oldina. Children of the school formed a guard of honor as Mr. H. W. Byard (president of the committee) and Mr. P. Williams, both of whom had sons in the war, performed the unveiling ceremony.
Advocate (Burnie), 28th November 1949.

 

Location

Address:Preolenna Road, Preolenna, 7325
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.084711
Long: 145.55581
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
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:Saturday 26th November, 1949
Front Inscription

Erected by the residents of Preolenna in honour of those who served King and country

World War 1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

1939  1945

Lest We Forget

Fallen Comrades

 

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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