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Location Church & Bridge Streets, Ross, Northern Midlands - Tasmania, Australia
Type memorial
Description

2 memorials with gun cannon

The Great War memorial standing alongside the South African War Memorial is in Harcourt granite, and supports a white marble figure of an Australian soldier 6ft. high imported from Carrara, Italy by Mr. H.J.Richards. The coping and blocks encompassing the memorial are composed of beautiful white freestone similar to that supplied recently from Ross to the Geelong Grammar School. The coping is surmounted by a pipe railing, coated with aluminium paint. The whole of the work was carried out by the local monumental mason, Mr. H.J. Richards, who is himself a returned soldier of the 12th Battalion. It was constructed from his own design and architectural plans, and is a magnificently executed piece of workmanship being one of the finest memorials in the country. It was put up by a local committee by public subscription. The memorial was unveiled by the Governor on March 16th.
The Mercury (Hobart), 17th March 1925.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 16 March 1925
Inscription

IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY. [ names ]

ERECTED IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS DISTRICT WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919 AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO SHARED ITS DANGERS

Left Side Inscription
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THESE WHO ALSO FOUGHT IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY

[ Names ]

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.

Right Side Inscription
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THESE WHO ALSO FOUGHT IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY

[ Names ]

Condition

Good

Names

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ELEY, George Frederick

Service number 8241
Gunner
6th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 21 Jun 1892

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LEEDHAM, Henry Francis

Service number 2543
Leading Stoker
HMAS Huon (I)
Royal Australian Navy
Born 2 Jul 1895

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HARDING, Albert John

Service number 846
Private
40th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Dec 1892

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BONNER, Percival Cyril

Service number 4137
Lance Corporal
7th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Mar 1894

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MCGEE, Lewis

Service number 456
Sergeant
40th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 13 May 1888

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HALL, John Thomas

Service number 4811
Private
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1895

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