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The tablet erected by friends commemorates Lieutenant Colonel Charles George Gray who died in 1873 at the age of 86. 

Charles George Gray had a distinguished military career attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before he sailed for Australia in 1837. He was to hold several colonial appointments in Australia before he was appointed Police Magistrate of Ipswich. In 1859, at the founding of the colony of Queensland he was appointed first Usher of the Black Rod in the Legislative Council an office he held until 1862. he was reappointed Police Magistrate of Ipswich in accordance with the wish of the majority of residents there.  He retired in 1867 after a military and civil service of over sixty years. 


Address:124 Brisbane Street, St Paul`s Anglican Church, Ipswich, 4305
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.614238
Long: 152.757925
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

In memory of Lieutenant Colonel Charles George Gray

Late of the Rifle Brigade 105th Regiment,

Who departed this life on the 7th day of September 1873
Aged 86 Years

This tablet is erected as a token of remembrance and esteem by many of his old friends 


Source: MA
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