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Sorell War Memorial
Sorell War Memorial

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The War Memorial commemorates those from the District who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.  The memorial is a statue of a khaki coloured soldier, arms reversed but head unbowed, standing on a granite plinth.  It lists the soldiers with their dates of death.

At Sorell on Saturday the district memorial to its fallen soldiers was unveiled. The scene was one similar to a score of others which have been witnessed in country towns in Tasmania since the war ended, but the pathos of it was no less evident for that. The memorial was unveiled by the State Commandant (Col. D. P. White), and associated with him on the dais were Hon. A. Hean. C.M.G., Mr. Thomas Hean, and Mr. J. Burge.  The monument represents a typical Australian infantryman in battle kit standing with reversed arms. Upon the base are inscribed the names of Sorell's killed. The memorial is an excellent sample of the mason's and the sculptor's handicraft, and it reflects credit upon the contractor (Mr. Vimpany).
The Mercury (Hobart), 6th March 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 monument.



Address:Cole Street, Sorell Memorial Hall , Sorell, 7172
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.781102
Long: 147.561015
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
Monument Manufacturer:Mr Vimpany


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 4th March, 1922
Front Inscription

The Great War
1914 - 1919.

Erected by the residents of the Municipality of Sorell.

This stone was laid by Sir William Allardyce Governor of Tasmania

May 28th 1921


Left Side Inscription

The fallen

[ Names ]


Back Inscription

To perpetuate the memory of our fallen soldiers.


Right Side Inscription

Duty nobly done

[ Names ]

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