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11-July-2016
11-July-2016
Photographs supplied by Reverend Andrew Goodacre

A plaque commemorates Ernest Bennett who was a layreader, treasurer and churchwarden.  After the South African (Boer) War he married Nellie Bennett.  

He was also secretary of the Lilydale Farmers and Fruit-growers' Association for some years and secretary of the local branch of the Tasmanian Producers' Organisation. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace and deputy chairman of the Lilydale Court. Ernest was also a sergeant with the Lilydale Volunteer Defence Corps and served for seventeen years as secretary of the Lilydale R.S.L., and was a member of the Loyal Pride of Lefroy Lodge.

Note :  As at July 2016, public access to the Church of the Ascension is no longer possible.

Location

Address:25 Station Road, Church of the Ascension, Lilydale, 7268
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.250276
Long: 147.214466
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Front Inscription

To the glory of God and in memory of Ernest E. Bennett

Treasurer  Warden  

1943

 

Source: MA,JG
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