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12-September-2015
12-September-2015

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The Alexander Gates were erected to the memory of Private Alexander William Eagleton who was killed in action in the South African (Boer) War.  They were officially opened by the Honourable W. Bennett, member for the district. 

DUNGOG, Tuesday. A memorial gates and a tablet in the Clarence Town park, erected to the memory of the late Trooper Alexander Eagleton, who was shot in South Africa, were officially opened yesterday by the Hon W. Bennett, member for the district. 
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 10 December 1902.

Location

Address:Queen Street, Recreational Grounds, Clarence Town, 2321
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.587666
Long: 151.782508
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gate
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:04-January-1902
Actual Event End Date:04-January-1902
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 8th December, 1902
Left Side Inscription

A.D.
The Alexander Gates 

Erected By The Public Of Clarence Town And District To the memory of  Private Alexander William Eagleton,

Killed In Battle At Onverwacht, South Africa
4th Jan 1902
Aged 22 Years.

Right Side Inscription

1902

Africa`s Sun Shines On His Grave,
Africa`s Dews Rest On The Sod,
His Life For Freedom`s Cause He Gave
His Soul Now Rests In Peace With God.

Source: MA,SKP,NWRM
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