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Marble tablet erected by the members of Star of Northcote Tent No. 217, Independent Order of Rechabites, in memory of member Frederick G. Dau who was killed in action in August 1901 during the South African (Boer) War.

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.(sic) Dau, who was killed in action at Schurneburg Hoek, South Africa, 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 mayoress at the town hall. 
Age (Melbourne), 18 April 1902.

Location

Address:200 Bessie Creek Road, Light Horse & Field Artillery Museum, Nar Nar Goon, 3812
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.051944
Long: 145.569444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:23-August-1901
Actual Event End Date:23-August-1901
Monument Designer:Mr John Shaw

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 16th April, 1902
Front Inscription

                  I.O.R.
STAR OF NORTHCOTE TENT No 217. 
ERECTED BY THE MEMBERS TO THE MEMORY OF 

Bro FREDERICK G. DAU,
KILLED IN ACTION SCHURVEBURG HOEK, SOUTH AFRICA 
       ON 23rd AUGUST 1901.
FIGHTING FOR KING AND COUNTRY

 

Source: MA
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