Planned Dedication Devonport, Tasmania Late 2021 Early 2022

The Headstone Project in Tasmania are busy planning our next project. Later this year we are heading to the Devonport General Cemetery to place headstones for 11 of our World War 1 servicemen who are buried in unmarked graves.

Prior to work commencement, we would like to make contact with relatives of the following First World War veterans who are buried in the Devonport General Cemetery.

Henry Joseph
William Taylor
Robert Smith
Ernest Alfred Nichols
Walter Claude Tole
Charles Bilson
Cyril Isaac Williamson
William George Maxfield
Albert Henry Hope
Gordon Transvaal Shea
Edward Vincent Laycock

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They served. They deserve to be remembered.

Government Support for Headstone Project in SA Announced

We are pleased to announce that the South Australian Government is supporting the activities of The Headstone Project in South Australia by awarding us a grant for the next three years. This provides us with a high level of financial certainty, and will enable us to further our work across the state. Our thanks go out to the Premier and Minister for Veterans Affairs Steven Marshall for this display of confidence in what we are seeking to achieve.

They served. They deserve to be remembered.

Invitation to a Dedication Oatlands 30th July 2021

The Chairperson and Committee of The Headstone Project extends an invitation to attend the dedication of Headstone and plaque to Private Cornelius George Hardwick

To be held at The Uniting Church Cemetery, 2 Chatham Street, Oatlands On Friday 30th July commencing at 11.15am

To be followed by a family dedication to Private Sydney Hayes Palmer at Woodsdale 

Dress: Day dress/lounge suite or service dress 

Medals to be worn 

RSVP: Mrs Andrea Gerrard on 0438 700 457 or by 26th July 2021 

Dedication 27th June 2021

On June 27th, 2021, the Headstone Project in conjunction with the Macclesfield RSL unveiled and dedicated the Headstones of two veterans of WWI.

Alexander Mallinson was an AIF medic assigned to the 3rd Australian General Hospital. He served in Egypt, Mudros (treating Gallipoli wounded), England and France.

Jane Mallinson (nee Sweeney) MiD was a nurse in the Australian Army Nursing Corps and served in Egypt, England and France. She was assigned to the 2nd Australian General Hospital. She escorted badly wounded soldiers from England back to Australia, before returning to the theatre of war in France. It was while nursing in France that she met the man who was to later become her husband.

The service was attended by family members including the 95 year old Andrew Bray, a nephew of Jane Mallinson. Paul Lemar, Public Officer with the Macclesfield RSL led the service, and dignitaries who attended included;

Rebekha Sharkie MP, Member for Mayo

Josh Teague MP, Member for Heysen and Speaker of the House of Assembly

The Right Reverend Keith Dalby, Bishop of the Diocese of the Murray

Lt. Col. Craig Schmeider, CO 3rd Health Support Bn., Australian Army.