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4 months ago

The Headstone Project in Tasmania will be conducting an unveiling of headstones for returned First World War veterans to be held at the Wellington Chapel, Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Queenโ€™s Walk, Cornelian Bay, Hobart on Monday 31st October 2022 commencing at 9.45 am. The guest speaker will be The Honourable Matt Keogh MP, Minister of Veterans Affairs.

The following servicemen will be honoured:

Leading Stoker James Montrose Saunders
Private Edward Charles Darcy Jones, 12th Battalion
Sapper William Knight Hunt, A.E.M.M.B.C.
Sapper Andrew John Neasey, 3rd Tunnelling Company
Lieutenant Harry Joseph Cutts, 49th Battalion
William John Smith RAN
Frederick Henry Dixon, R.A.S.C.

They served. They deserve to be remembered.
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The Headstone Project would like to make contact with any family members of the guys who are listed to be recognised at the service to be held on 31st Oct. All welcome

Amazing work You do... Lest we Forget!

I’m looking forward to attending and shared onto my group site…๐ŸŒบ

Lest we forget ๐ŸŒบ

Excellent

Thank you for keeping the memory of these great heroes alive Lest We Forget . Unfortunately in Western Australia Our government is actually bulldozing Our main cemetery including WW1 AND WW2 Soldiers 10000s of family gravestones have been removed When you see the Minister can you bring up this issue up with him for us Our group Saving Family Headstones would appreciate any help you can offer ,thank you in advance #savingfamilyheadstones@karrakatta

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9 months ago

For those in our community that might not have seen the ABC Anzac Day Headstone Project documentary, here is the link.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfdy8mmvENI&ab_channel=ABCNews%28Australia%29

I think all will agree with us that it is a beautiful piece of work that provides poignant insight into the work we do.

Following the screening of the documentary we experienced a flood of donations through our website. The committee have been humbled by your generosity and remain committed to ensuring that every dollar donated contributes to the commemoration of our returned First World War servicemen who lie in unmarked graves.

They served. They deserve to be remembered.
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How do we get our relative to be part of the project?

What about unmarked WW2 wargraves ???

I have WA soldiers from WW1

9 months ago

We are delighted to announce that Labor will commit an additional $3.7 million in funding to establish an ongoing grant program to mark the private graves of around 12,000 First World War veterans who died after the war and are resting in civilian cemeteries.
Thanks must go to Shayne Neumann MP, Brian Mitchell MP - Federal Member for Lyons, Senator Carol Brown, Julie Collins MP and Ross Hart for Bass for their tireless support of our cause.
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That should include maintaining memorials to the fallen who did not come home, but who are remembered on their parent's or other family members' headstones. Especially of those who have no known grave overseas.

that is just brilliant. so far there are 85 soldiers resting in unmarked graves in Orange NSW but with the help and the local RSL and Forgotten Diggers' John Thomas they will have headstones.

Go get em Graeme...

The Western Australian goverment continues to bulldoze family graves at Karrakatta #savingfamilyheadstones@ karrakatta

Good job!!

Jenny Clark

Bella O'Toole

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9 months ago

We are delighted to inform The Headstone Project community that we have received a promise of $3.7million from the Scott Morrison (ScoMo) Government to establish an ongoing grant program to mark the private graves of First World War veterans who died after the war and resting in civil cemeteries. We acknowledge again the assistance of Gavin Pearce MP, Eric Abetz, Senator Jonathon Duniam and Andrew Wilkie MP - Independent Member for Clark for their tireless efforts on our behalf.
As a result, we call on the Federal Opposition to match or exceed this promise Anthony Albanese Julie Collins MP Brian Mitchell MP - Federal Member for Lyons Senator Carol Brown. So far the Labor Party generally has been silent regarding our project, yet in the past Ross Hart for Bass helped the project secure funding to assist with the purchase of vital equipment. We urgently need confirmation that this assistance will continue should Labor win the upcoming election.
To all members of our community - please make contact with your local Labor members and ask them for a funding commitment to our project. This election represents the best opportunity to secure the future of our project and we need to make the most of it!
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Is this project only for those buried in Tasmania? My Great Grandfather died many years after he returned from WW1 alive but broken ๐Ÿ’”. He is buried in a grave belonging to his Mum and Dad in Maryborough but there is no mention of him on the grave...it is so sad really that he left a wife and child (my Grandfather) to enlist in 1916. I wish he could be acknowledged as a soldier of WW1. When I enquired to the local historical society in Maryborough if he was eligible for a plaque with his enlistment details and battalion, they said no because he didn't die in battle.

Fantastic news! Big thanks to the volunteers who do such an amazing job bestowing honour and remembrance for those who served.

Great news well done!

This is fabulous news. Thank you for your tireless efforts to ensure this most worthy project continues. From Friends of Balmoral Cemetery

Awesome news mate

This is great news. Are you having any success in Karrakatta?

Great news

Yay . Well done

Do you have a WA team? I have names of a few

The Berrigan RSL got grave plaques paid for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for unmarked private graves of WW1 soldiers. The only ones/ones they could not get funds for Boers War because the Commonwealth War Graves Commission was not set up until WW1 and Boer War does not come under their jurisdiction.........

Wonderful project.

But why was the program stopped if they wanted to restart it?

Massive congratulations! I sent a message via your website over a week ago but haven’t heard back. Do I need to resend it? ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Hello Qld Team, is Hemmant Cemetery included.

Australian Remembrance Army

Bella O'Toole

Jenny Clark

Great, well done.

Well done, Headstoners!

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