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Gretna War Memorial
Gretna War Memorial

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The Gretna War Memorial was originally built as a monument to those from the Hamilton district who lost their lives in World War One. The memorial lists the names of those who died in that conflict. The memorial was erected by Mrs A. Walker of Clarendon in memory of her nephews who lost their lives in the war.

A plaque was added to the memorial in 1993 to commemorate 75th anniversary of Armistice Day and is in memory of the fallen and the Unknown Australian Soldier. 

At the November meeting of the Hamilton Council invitations were received from Mrs A C Walker. of Clarendon, Gretna, for the Warden and councillors and council clerk to be present on Saturday, 23rd inst, at the unveiling by His Excellency the Governor of the Hamilton war memorial erected by her at Gretna, and it was resolved to accede to the request. A letter was also received from Mrs Walker, stating that she desired it to be known that the relatives of the men whose names were to be commemorated on the war memorial could bring laurel wreaths on the day of the unveiling.
The Mercury (Hobart), 11th November 1918.

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.


Address:Lyell Highway, Gretna, 7140
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.68248
Long: 146.939114
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 23rd November, 1918
Front Inscription

The Honoured Memory
Of The Men Of 
Hamilton District
Who Gave Their Lives For 
King And Country
In The Great War
1914 - 1918.
Faithful Unto Death.


In Memory Of The Fallen 
      And The
Unknown Australian Soldier. 
 11. 11. 1993.

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]


Back Inscription

Lieut Guy Kennedy 
Davenport M.C.
Lieut Arthur Allen Orme 
  Davenport M.C
Beloved Nephews Of 
Mrs Walker Clarendon.

Right Side Inscription
Source: SKP,TWM, MA
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