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William Petty Memorial
William Petty Memorial

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Monument in cemetery erected by public subscription commemorates William Petty who died of enteric fever in Pretoria while serving in the Boer War. 

A large representative public meeting was held in the State school on Saturday evening for the purpose of considering a proposal to erect a memorial to the late Private William Petty of the Victorian Bushmen who died of enteric fever at Pretoria on 27th December last. Mr. Findlow presided. The meeting decided to erect a monument in the Greta cemetery, and a committee was appointed to collect subscriptions and carry out the project. Contributions may be forwarded to the Rev. R. Jackson, of Greta, or Mr. R. Thompson, Hansen butter factory treasurer and secretary respectively. Subscriptions to the amount of £14 14/ were collected at the meeting.
Age (Melbourne), 16 January 1901.

Location

Address:Wangaratta - Kilfeera Road, Cemetery, Greta, 3675
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.550403
Long: 146.275361
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:27-December-1900
Actual Event End Date:27-December-1900

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1901
Front Inscription

ERECTED
     by
Public Subscription
To The Memory Of
( Private )
WILLIAM PETTY
Who Died In Pretoria
South Africa
While Serving His Queen
And Country
December 27th 1900
Aged 23 Years.

"A good comrade, and a brave soldier"

Source: MA,RSLV
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