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05-February-2016
05-February-2016

Memorial stone erected by fellow soldiers over the grave of John Moxey who was a soldier at the Towrang Stockade.

From 1833 to 1843 the Towrang Stockade was the Chief Penal Camp in the southern district of the newly founded colony of New South Wales.  It was a penal stockade for convicts who worked on the construction of the Great South Road. The stockade accomodated approximately 250 prisoners. The stockade became the principal penal establishment in the southern district and was noted for its harsh discipline.

Location

Address:Hume Highway, Derrick Rest Area, Towrang, 2580
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.736038
Long: 149.830395
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military

Dedication

Front Inscription

                Sacred
                 to the
                Memory
                    of
JOHN MOXEY, PRIVATE 
  Soldier 80th Regiment
  Who Departed This
                Life
November 16th 1838
       Aged 38 years  
     22 years service.

Remember me as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so you must be
Prepare for death to follow me
This stone was erected by his comrades as a
token of respect towards a good and deserving soldier.

Source: MA
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