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Location Mary Street, Cygnet, Huon Valley - Tasmania, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Grey granite Monument with etched gold inscription with 70 names of those who died in WWI and WW2

"The Governor (Sir William Allardyce), accompanied by Lady Allardyce, and attended by Captain Pope, yesterday unveiled a monument to those men of the Port Cygnet municipality who laid down their lives in the Great War. The Governor then unveiled the memorial, which was in the form of a handsome granite obelisk, standing on a commodious plot of ground in the very centre of the main street, and is the outcome of the efforts of the Port Cygnet Patriotic Committee.

It bears the following inscription:-"This monument is erected by the people in honour of those who gave their lives for King and Empire in the Great War, 1914-1918." The monument itself had cost £176, and the plot of ground £170, and subscriptions towards the liquidation of the debt were well in hand."
The Mercury ( Hobart), 23rd July 1921.

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Opened 22 July 1921 by The Governor (Sir William Allardyce), accompanied by Lady Allardyce, and attended by Captain Pope
Inscription

PORT CYGNET SOLDIERS MEMORIAL.

THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND EMPIRE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 AND 1939 - 1945 WAR

Plaque :
AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS 1939-1945
IN HONOUR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THIS DISTRICT WHO SERVED IN COMBAT AREAS AND ON THE HOME FRONT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 45.
COMMEMORATING THE REMEMBRANCE ACTIVITIES HELD DURING AUGUST 1995
Esperance Huon Cygnet R & S L A Sub - Branches Huon Valley Council
DEDICATED ANZAC DAY 1996

Plaque :
KOREAN WAR
1950-1953 1953 - 1956
ACTIVE SERVICE PEACEKEEPING

Condition

Good

Names

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SQUIRES, Victor Allen

Service number 1648
Private
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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WADSLEY, Lewis Lennard

Lieutenant
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Feb 1890

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HALL, Clifford

Service number 6514
Private

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STANTON, Archibald Job

Service number R1087
Corporal
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 Nov 1888

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LOCKLEY, Horace Tasman

Service number 3064
Private
40th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Dec 1896

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LADE, Cyrus Havelock

Service number 441
Sergeant
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 21 Dec 1879

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SMITH, Arthur Clyde

Service number 3644
Private
Born 26 Aug 1896

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KILMARTIN, John Daly

Service number 8196
Bombardier
6th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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