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Leslie Oliver : 25-August-2011
Leslie Oliver : 25-August-2011

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A marble tablet commemorates Lance Corporal Leslie Oliver who was killed in action in France during World War One.

With a view of marking their esteem of the late Lance-Corporal Leslie Oliver, a number of his comrades organised a fund some weeks ago, and have now secured a marble memorial tablet, suitably inscribed, which is to be erected at the tram terminus rotunda in John-street. The tablet is to be fixed in position today, and tomorrow evening the unveiling ceremony is to be performed by Mr. J. Estell, M.P. The chair will be taken by the Mayor of Wallsend, Alderman W. Harris. Arrangements have also been made with the Model Band to be present, and they will assist in the ceremony and afterwards play a programme. 
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW) 
22 September 1917.


Address:Nelson & Tyrrell Streets, Rotunda, Wallsend, 2287
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.901181
Long: 151.669739
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:2-December-1916
Actual Event End Date:2-December-1916
Monument Manufacturer:Browne (Newcastle)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 23rd September, 1917
Front Inscription

Erected by his Comrades of Wallsend & Plattsburg
as a Tribute to the Memory of
Lance Corporal LESLIE OLIVER 
C Company 56th Battalion
Killed in Action in France
2nd December 1916.
Aged 22 Years.

One Of The Best Australia Could Send,
Respected By All His Faithful Friends.

Source: SKP, NRWM, MA
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