Twenty-nine soldiers on the Mount Hicks Honor Board: Dyer Albert Diprose (killed in action), Melville John Lockett, Sydney Arthur Tippett, William Cock, James Alfred Cock, Ernest Joseph Gasbury (killed in action), Albert B Best (killed in action), Robert Claude Lockett, Michael John Keenan (died in France of wounds), Thomas James Beamish, Allan George Cross, William Brydon, Clarence Bejent Muir, Louis Melmorth Terry (killed in action), Roy Mourdant Duniam, Hubert William Gardner (killed in action), John Leigh Wells, William James Smith, Henry John Smith, Albert George Harris, William Henry Harris (killed in action), Angus John Newton, Phillip Knight Bugg, Charles Edwin Carty, Jonathan Bugg, George Henry Bramich, Alfred Goodall, Jesse Smart (died in Egypt from wounds) and Leonard William Smart
Today is the centenary of Armistice Day, the anniversary of the ceasefire that brought the First World War to an end. 
Over 15,000 Tasmanians enlisted, of which 12,195 soldiers went to war. Around 9,000 returned, many of whom were broken in health, mentally and physically. Casualties were in the thousands.
In one small town in the northwest corner of Tasmania, the loss was felt throughout the entire community.
Prior to returning home, John Leigh Wells was among 29 local diggers whose names and photographs were arranged in a frame of polished blackwood, measuring five feet by four, with the words Mt Hicks Roll of Honour on top. This impressive and unusual tribute to the local diggers was unveiled on 6 February 1918 and now hangs in the foyer of the Wynyard RSL.
John Leigh Wells could be considered as one of the lucky ones to return home. However, eight of the 29 diggers portrayed in the Mount Hicks Honor Roll did not return.
We may wonder about the future, but when it comes to history, we often seem to need an inspirational nudge to remind us the sacrifice of those who died or otherwise suffered the effects of war. It is because of their sacrifice that we enjoy the freedom we have today.
Lest we forget.
 After the end of the Second World War, the Australian Government changed Armistice Day to Remembrance Day.
Last week, Frank Poke passed away aged 95. He was the youngest son of Georgina Burgess and Alfred John Poke of Wynyard. Georgina was the eldest daughter of Harriet Ramskill and Edwin Burgess and Alfred was the eldest son of Jabez Poke and Jane Bissett.
According to his biography, Frank joined the Citizen Military Force in January 1942 and served as a signalman in the 112 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment in the Darwin Operational Area in 1943. In 1945, he was posted to the Australian Prisoner of War and Internment Reception Camp located on the island of Morotai. In 1952, Frank transferred to the Army Reserve and retired in 1980 after numerous postings. In 1979, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for services in positions of great responsibility.
Frank Poke standing at right with his nephew and brother, Lawrence Gordon Poke, standing at left circa 1939