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Franklin War Memorial
Franklin War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The monument commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

The unveiling of the memorial to Franklin soldiers took place at Franklin on Monday afternoon in the presence of a large assembly, the ceremony being performed by Lieut.-Colonel Lord, who commanded the 40th Battalion at the front. The memorial consists of a statue in white marble, and depicts an Australian soldier standing in mourning attitude with rifle reversed, and is mounted on a block of marble, upon which is inscribed in letters of gold the names of those whose memory it perpetuates. The whole uprises imposingly from a granite base, and occupies a well chosen position in front of the Town hall. Its cost was £365.
The Mercury (Hobart), 19th October 1921.

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:Huon Highway, Franklin, 7113
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -43.089161
Long: 147.011005
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 17th October, 1921
Front Inscription

"Lest We Forget"

Erected by the people of Franklin in grateful remembrance of the brave men who died while serving in the Great War

1914 -  1919

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]


Back Inscription

[ Names ]

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