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The wooden honour roll commemorates those connected with the Westbury Methodist Church who served in World War One. The roll lists 20 names.

At the Westbury Methodist Church on Sunday last a special service was conducted by the Rev. T. Woodford in honour of the fallen soldiers and the unveiling of the roll of honour board. A very large congregation assembled to join in the service. The Westbury Brass Band turned out in full force, headed by the military and cadet parade, and marched through the principal streets to the church. The Rev. T. Woodford gave a sermon appropriate for the occasion. Mrs. Geo. Searle, mother of two of the fallen heroes, and Mrs. F. Badcock were called upon to unveil the tablet, which is a beautiful design of polished oak, the gift of Mr. Arthur Hart, Exton Estate.

Engraved on the tablet are the names of the fallen soldiers, and also all the names of the members of the Methodist Church who enlisted in Westbury. During the service Mrs. V. Garwood rendered with great feeling Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar," Mr. Walter Widdowson (organist) played the accompaniments.
Examiner (Launceston, Tas.), 29 July 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 honour roll.


Address:William Street, Westbury Uniting Church, Westbury, 7303
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.531724
Long: 146.831791
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 24th July, 1921
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Westbury Church 

1914  Honor Roll  1918

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Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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