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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
Long: 146.358333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:14-April-1917
Actual Event End Date:14-April-1917


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 13th February, 1918
Front Inscription

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"

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