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28-March-2016
28-March-2016

Memorial plaque commemorates Trooper Fred Avard who died in the Boer War.

A memorial tablet was placed on the wall of the Town Hall vestibule on Thursday to the memory of the late Trooper Fred. Avard, one of the Maitland Lancers, who died in the Transvaal last year from wounds received in an engagement. The tablet is of white marble on a background of black marble, surmounted by a broken lance in white marble. The memorial was erected by the comrades of deceased. It bears a suitable inscription.
Evening News (Sydney), 5 July 1901. 

Location

Address:281 - 283 High Street, Maitland Town Hall, Maitland, 2320
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.737187
Long: 151.560649
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1900
Actual Event End Date:11-October-1900
Monument Manufacturer:Browne (Maitland, N.S.W.)
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 4th July, 1901
Front Inscription

                       IN
             MEMORY OF
                 Trooper
             FRED AVARD,
Who Died 11th October 1900
At Carolina, Transvaal, South Africa From
The Effects Of Wounds Received In Action.

This Tablet Is Erected By His Comrades,
"Members Of The Maitland Lancers",
In Recognition Of His Sterling And Soldierly
                Qualities.

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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