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The wooden honour roll commemorates those from the district who served in World War One.  It lists 32 names.

A large gathering witnessed the unveiling of the George Town honor roll in the Public Hall on Sunday afternoon. The memorial was erected by the local Patriotic League, and is a very handsome bit of work in polished blackwood. After the singing of the National Anthem. Mr W. E. Davidson, president of the league, gave a fine and touching address and was followed by Mr J. N. Nicholas, who also spoke to the occasion.  Mr. H. J. Peters hon. secretary of the league was then asked to unveil the memorial, which that gentleman gracefully performed, after giving a sympathetic address.

Canon de Coetlagon then gave a stirring address, and complimented the George Town Patriotic League on its very fine memorial and the work it had done during the period of the war. "Lest we forget" was sung by the assembly, after which the Benediction was pronounced by Canon de Coetlagon. Mrs H. J. Peters presided at the organ. 
Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas. : 1883 - 1928),
Friday 20 January 1922.

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:Macquarie Street, George Town Memorial Hall, George Town, 7253
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.107024
Long: 146.822071
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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 15th January, 1922
Front Inscription

George Town
Honor Roll

The Great War

1914 ---- 1918.

Heroes who fell
They gave their lives
[ Names ]

They offered their lives
[ Names ]

Erected by the Georgetown Patriotic League 1921


Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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