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The tablet commemorates Frederick J Dau, who was killed in action at Schurneberg Hoek, South Africa on the 23rd August 1901. The tablet was originally unveiled at the Rechabite Hall in 1902 and is now located at the Memorial RSL Hall. 

At the Rechabite hall, Northcote, on Wednesday evening, the ceremony was performed by Colonel Hoad, D.S.O., of unveiling a tablet, erected to the memory of Frederic J. Dau, who was killed in action at Schurneberg Hoek on 23rd August,1901. Prior to his leaving for the seat of war the deceased soldier was an officer in the local Rechabite tent, the members of which have had this tablet erected, the work being voluntarily done by Mr. John Shaw, one of their number.

The ceremony was very impressively performed by Colonel Hoad, and speeches befitting the occasion were made by Lieutenant-Colonel Braithwaite, Lieutenant Colonel Reay, M.L.A., Cr. F. J. Plant (mayor of Northcote), Cr. A. Robertson (president of Preston shire), and Mr. J. G. Membrey. There was also an appropriate musical programme. About 200 were present, and the chair was occupied by Mr. S. Dennis, chief ruler of the Star of Northcote Tent, I.O.R. The visitors were afterwards entertained by the mayor and mayoress of the town. 
Age (Melbourne), 18 April 1902.


Address:496 High Street, Northcote RSL , Northcote, 3070
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.765037
Long: 144.999796
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 16th April, 1902
Source: RSLV, VWHI, MA
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