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16-November-2014 (Paul Scott)
16-November-2014 (Paul Scott)

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The bronze honour roll commemorates those who served in World War One.  It lists 196 names.

A meeting of the parishioners of St. Davids was held at the Synod hall last night to consider the question of a memorial to those members of the congregation who went to the war. There was a good attendance. Sir Elliott Lewis presided and explained that the memorial would be to all those members of the congregation who had gone out to fight for their country and the cause of freedom, and especially to perpetuate the memory of the fallen.

It was suggested that the memorial should take the form of a shrine, with an honour roll, in the centre of which would appear the names of those who had made the supreme sacrifice. The shrine had been designed by Mr. Godfrey Rivers, brother of the Dean, and it seemed to him (the chairman) it would be a fitting memorial to those they desired to honour, and appropriate to the Cathedral.
The Mercury (Hobart), 9th September 1920.

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:125 Macquarie Street, St David`s Cathedral, Hobart, 7000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.883865
Long: 147.328635
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:Mr. Godfrey Rivers (shrine)


Front Inscription

Roll of Honour.

To the glory of God

And to the memory of the brave St. David`s men who served their King and Country in 

1914 The Great War 1918

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Supreme sacrifice 
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