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Monument commemorates soldier and public servant, Captain Matthew Foster.
Matthew Forster was a member of the 85th Regiment and served in the Peninsula War in Spain, and at New Orleans and was afterwards Major of Brigade in Ireland. He filled the positions of Chief Police Magistrate, Colonial Secretary & Comptroller General of Convicts in Tasmania.
|Address:||St John`s Avenue, St John`s Church, New Town, 7008|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.854764|
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|Sub-Theme:||Government - Colonial|
Sacred to the memory of Captain Matthew Forster, who died the sixth of January MDCCCXLVI, aged 49.
He entered into the 85th Reg. as an Ensign in his sixteenth year. He served in the Peninsula and at New Orleans and was afterwards Major of Brigade in Ireland.
In this colony he successively filled the responsible offices of Chief Police Magistrate, Colonial Secretary & Comptroller General of Convicts.
This monument has been erected by his private friends as a testimonial of their regard