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The wooden honour roll commemorates those connected with the West Devonport Methodist Church who served in World War One. 

At the West Devonport Methodist Church last night, the eve of the fifth anniversary of Britain's declaration of war on Germany, the Rev. J. Williams unveiled an honor roll of church and Sunday School members who responded to the call of Empire. There was a crowded attendance, including a large number of returned soldiers. Rev. J. Williams gave a forceful and impressive address from the 11th chapter of the Epistle to the Hebrews, "Of whom the world is not worthy." He remarked that everything was changed, and the world was entering on a new age. He hoped it would not revert to the evil pre-war days in the way that London had gone back to slum conditions after the great fire, despite beautiful plans for reconstruction. It was with pride he unveiled the honor roll, during which ceremony the congregation remained standing.

The roll is of handsome design, bearing the inscription, "1914-18. For God, King and Country," and at the bottom, "Lest We Forget." The names are : L. L. Parry, P. W. Aspinall, C. M. Foster, T. W. Sharpe, A. J. Tilley, A. J. S. M'Culloch, E. G. M'Culloch, R. J. M'Culloch. L. Ramsay, A. R. Patten, A. D. Webster, H. J. Nicholls, V. Willard, S. C. Wiles, H. C. Crawford, E. H. Tudor, P. Hiller, W. Reggett, R. J. Little, C. A. White, L. W. M. Tilley, E. H. Heath, P. J. West, C. W. Goninon, B. Chatwin, A. M. B. Digney, B. D. Marshall, S. Nicholas, A. C. Webster, H. C. Webster, L. E. Wilkinson, A. P. Hobson, F. Cole, L. G. Crawford, C. G. Walsh, A. J. Reed, D. H. Jeffrey, S. Milbourne, J. Robinson, K. R. J. H Wood, H,N,H, Wood, J. Coleman, H. E. Coleman, E. A. Coleman, W. J. Burr, C. E. Burr, J. R. Burr, H. J. Poole, and C. A. Poole. During the evening, anthems were rendered by the choir, under the conductorship of Mr. J. W. Barratt, while Mrs. A. S. Hiller presided at the organ.
Advocate (Burnie, Tas. ), 4 August 1919.

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:45 Steele Street, Devonport Uniting Church, Devonport, 7310
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.181246
Long: 146.358537
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 3rd August, 1919
Front Inscription

For God King and Country


1914  1919

Honor Roll

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget


Source: MA,TWM
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