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Woodbridge War Memorial
Woodbridge War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The monument commemorates those from Woodbridge and Birch's Bay who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.  

Among the many centres that have taken the first opportunity of showing public appreciation of what their soldiers have done in the war, the name of Woodbridge will always be prominent.  A few months ago the Chief Justice (Sir Herbert Nicholls) unveiled a handsome honour board- a souvenir of the men from the district who enlisted and fought - in the public-hall. Yesterday the Mayor of Hobart (Colonel Snowden M.H.A.) unveiled an artistic memorial column to those who fell in the great war.

Although the day was close and oppressive, there was a good representation from the districts adjoining Woodbridge. The column stands immediately before the state school where it will daily remind the rising generation of the noble sacrifice of their forbears. It was erected by Mr E. G. Luckman, of Hobart at the cost of £60 raised by public subscription and is in the form of a marble obelisk mounted on two bluestone steps. 
Mercury (Hobart, Tas.), 24 February 1920.


 

 

Location

Address:Channel Highway, Woodbridge High School , Woodbridge, 7162
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -43.164782
Long: 147.23862
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:Mr E. G. Luckman (Hobart, TAS)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 23rd February, 1920
Front Inscription

To the memory of the brave soldiers of Woodbridge and Birch's Bay who fell in the Great War

1914 - 1918.

Their name shall live for evermore

Left Side Inscription

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Back Inscription

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Right Side Inscription

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Source: MA
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