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17-December-2014
17-December-2014
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Tablet erected by the Officers, Non-Commisioned Officers and Men of the Victorian Mounted Rifles in memory of Private Atkinson of Sale, who died at Smithfield, South Africa during the Boer War. 

One more of our soldiers in South Africa, Private Marmaduke W. Atkinson, of the First Victorian Contingent, Mounted Rifles unit, has succumbed to enteric fever. A cablegram conveying the information has reached Sir John Madden from Sir Alfred Milner. Atkinson, the message stated, died at Smithfield on 29th June. Private Atkinson, before joining the First Contingent, was a grazier at Sale. His mother resides at Olive Grange, Sale, and the sad intelligence has been conveyed to her. The deceased soldier was in the same group with the Premier's son, Private M'Lean. 
Weekly Times (Melbourne), 14 July 1900.

Location

Address:143 York Street, RSL & Sale Club, Sale, 3853
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.107993
Long: 147.068085
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:27-June-1900
Actual Event End Date:27-June-1900

Dedication

Front Inscription

THE TRIBUTE OF THE OFFICERS 
OF THE VICTORIAN MOUNTED RIFLES 
NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS-OFFICERS & MEN
TO THE MEMORY OF  
PRIVATE M.W.ATKINSON – SALE–
WHO DIED AT  
SMITHFIELD, SOUTH AFRICA 27th JUN.1900

Source: MA
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