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24-August-2021 (Paul Scott)
24-August-2021 (Paul Scott)
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The cross commemorates men of the parish who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

An honour roll, seeking to perpetuate the memories of the 48 young men of the St. Mary's Cathedral parish who made the supreme sacrifice in the recent war was unveiled by the Most Rev. Dr. Barry (Coadjutor Archbiishop of Hobart), in the cathedral, on the afternoon of Sunday, the 10th inst., in the presence of a number of relatives and friends of the deceased lads.

The roll of honour is located in the porch of the cathedral. It takes the form of a large cross plate, cut in the shape of a cross, and on this appear the names of the deceased soldiers. The cross is mounted on a polished blackwood Celtic cross. The late lamented Monsignor Gilleran, V.G., who was a firm and ardent friend of the soldiers, initiated the work of having the honour roll made; but, sad to say, he was called to his eternal reward before it was completed. The sum of £50 was paid out of the late Monsignor 's estate to meet the cost of the memorial. — R.I.P.
The Catholic Press (Sydney), 27th November 1919.



Address:164 Harrington Street, St Mary`s Cathedral, Hobart, 7000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.881145
Long: 147.319262
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Cross
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 10th November, 1919
Front Inscription

Pray for the repose of the souls of 

1915                 - who fell
[ Names  - Date of Death ]

[ Names  - Date of Death ]

[ Names  - Date of Death ]

[ Names  - Date of Death ]

[ Names  - Date of Death ]

May they rest in peace

Who fell in the Great War             

1914 - 18


Source: MA
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