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William Petty Memorial
William Petty Memorial

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The monument erected by public subscription commemorates William Petty who died of enteric fever in Pretoria while serving in the South African (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.


Address:Wangaratta - Kilfeera Road, Cemetery, Greta, 3675
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.550403
Long: 146.275361
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:27-December-1900
Actual Event End Date:27-December-1900


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1901
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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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