New headstones for unmarked war graves

THE unmarked graves of 10 World War I servicemen at the old New Norfolk cemetery in North Crescent will receive new headstones tomorrow (Saturday).

Erected by the Tasmanian Headstone Project with funding from the Derwent Valley Council, the headstones will be unveiled by the Governor of Tasmania at 11am. The public is invited to attend and parking is available at the Derwent Valley PCYC in Third Avenue. Please be seated by 10.50am.

The soldiers being commemorated are:

  • Private John Alfred Raynor, 40th Battalion
  • Private Charles Leslie Harrex, 12th Battalion
  • Private Winston Alfonso Triffitt, 12th Battalion
  • Private Daniel Withers,. 40th Battalion
  • Private Percy Hugh Morgan, Australian Employment Company
  • Private Albert James Sutton, 40th Battalion
  • Private Athol Henry O’Keefe, 40th Battalion
  • Private William Thomas Synnott, 12th Battalion
  • Private James Malcolm Cockerill, 40th Battalion
  • Private Cecil Daniel Doyle, 40th Battalion

The event will feature an address by the Governor, Professor Kate Warner, as well as local historian and World War II veteran Ken O’Brien OAM.

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