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Location Patrick Street, Bothwell, Central Highlands - Tasmania, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The Bothwell War Memorial is a sundial and it lists 29 names of those who died in World War One.

The memorial is a very fine one the base being constructed of Victorian bluestone, and the remainder of granite.The inscription reads as follows: "Municipality of Bothwell. In glorious memory of those men of the district who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-1918."

The names of the fallen are on bronze panels, cast in Brisbane, and designed by the Queensland Surveyor's Office. Each of the sun dials, which face north, south, east, and west, is two feet in diameter. A plate showing the difference between standard and mean time has been fixed on the north side. The design has been adapted from sundials of ancient Greece, and is believed to be the only one of its kind in Australia. The memorial itself was designed by Messrs. Walker and Johnston, of Hobart, and was also made in Brisbane. Altogether the memorial is a fine one of which the people of Bothwell should be proud.

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Built Messrs Walker & Johnstone (Hobart ), QLD Surveyors Office (panels)
Opened 28 March 1923 by Sir Herbert Nicholls
Inscription

Municipality of Bothwell

In glorious memory of those men of the District who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 - 1918

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Condition

Good

Names

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HIRST, Arthur Poyntz

Service number 1539
Driver
4th Divisional Ammunition Column
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1897

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WEBSTER, Tasman Laurence

Service number 662
Trooper
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born Sep 1891

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