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The wooden honour roll commemorates those who served in World War One.

The roll of honour board, erected by the Franklin Roll of Honour Committee, and bearing the names of 200 Franklin soldiers who have served in the war, was unveiled bv Mr Justice Ewing in the Franklin Town Hall on Wednesday evening.  The board is of blackwood handsomely ornamented with the soldiers names inscribed in gold: twenty of them are prefixed by the fatal asterisk which means killed in action. It has been supplied by Messrs Crisp and Gunn Hobart at a cost of about £24.
The Mercury (Hobart), 17th January 1919.

Note : The former Town Hall is now the location of the Palais Theatre.

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 honour roll.


Address:3388 Huon Highway, Palais Theatre , Franklin, 7113
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -43.089148
Long: 147.010752
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Designer:Crisp & Gunn (Hobart, TAS)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 15th January, 1919
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Roll of Honour     

Died for Empire

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Source: MA,SKP,TWM
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au