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A plaque commemorates Gunner Eric W Benjafield who died of wounds in 1917 during World War One.
At the Nubeena hall a large gathering assembled to bid farewell to Gunner Eric Benjafield, who is leaving for the front. Mr. A. Hayes, in making a presentation to Gunner Benjafield, spoke in high terms of the respect in which he was held, of his ability as a rifleman, and of the fact that war had not been declared a week before he had volunteered, but that circumstances had prevented his going sooner.
The Mercury (Hobart), 13th February 1917.
On Sunday evening at St John`s church, in the presence of a large congregation, the Rector, Rev. G. Rowe,
B.A., unveiled a memorial tablet erected to the memory of Gunner E. Benjafield, who lost his life in France. The
preacher took for his text the gospel of the day, dealing with a sacrifice, and he gave a very appropriate address.
The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas), 16th January 1918.
|Address:||9A Fenton Street, St Johns Anglican Church, Devonport, 7310|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.179331|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||14-April-1917|
|Actual Event End Date:||14-April-1917|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 13th February, 1918|
In loving memory of Gunner Eric W. Benjafield
105th Howitzer Battery A.F.A. who died of wounds at Bapuame
April 14th April 1917. Aged 23
"Pro Patria Mori"