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Memorial tablet over grave, erected in memory of Charles Blanchard, solo cornet player of the Naval Brigade band who died in 1902. 
Lieutenant-Commander F. H. C. Brownlow, commanding the Naval Brigade, unveiled a memorial tablet over the grave of the late Charles Edward Blanchard, who was for about 18 years a solo cornet player in the Naval Brigade band. The deceased, who died last October at the age of 43, was one of the best band players in Sydney, and the memorial which was a double freestone tablet surmounted by a marble lyre, was erected by the band and friends as a token of the respect in which he was held. The unveiling took place in the presence of a good muster of the brigade, including Lieutenant W. G. Rickwood and Sub-Lieutenant Read, and relatives of the deceased. The Naval Brigade band played several funeral selections, concluding with the "Veterans' Tribute," a dirge, the score of which the late Captain E. R. Connor, C.M.G., obtained from one of the United States' Regiments while serving with the naval contingent in China. 
The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW), 18 March 1903.


Address:St Thomas & Trafalgar Streets, Waverley Cemetery, Bronte, 2024
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.907222
Long: 151.264167
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 1st March, 1903
Source: MA
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