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24-February-2014
24-February-2014
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The park commemorates Walter Leslie Vince  who was awarded the Military Medal (M.M) in 1917 for his gallantry in operations south of Messines in France during World War One.

Location

Address:Channel Highway & Freeman Street, W. L. Vince Memorial Park, Kingston, 7050
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.975947
Long: 147.307485
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 25th April, 2000
Front Inscription

W. L. Vince Memorial Park

This memorial was opened for the citizens of Kingborough by Councillor Donald Hazell M.B.E. 
25th April 2000

Plaque :

Walter Leslie Vince M.M.

Embarked from Hobart on 1 July 1916,
returned to Australia 2 Janaury 1919

Citation for the award of the Military Medal

"On the 7th and 8th June 1917, during operations south of Messines, for conspicuous gallantry and bravery whilst under heavy hostile fire.  This man acted as a runner from the Brigade forward station remaining on duty for 48 hours and carrying messages continuously for a period of ten hours when no telephonic communication was possible owing to the cutting of communications by the enemy barrage.  

He made repeated journeys to the rear, and was instrumental in keeping Brigade communications intact.  He showed utter disregard for danger and displayed untiring courage throughout.

Source: MA
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