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John Crisp : 16-September-2011
John Crisp : 16-September-2011
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Plaque commemorates Lieutenant John George Chrisp who died in action during the South African (Boer) War.

Memorial Tablet. - We learn that the old members of the Rupertswood Battery are erecting memorial tablet to their comrade, Lieutenant Chrisp, who went to South Africa with the 5th contingent, and was shot early in November. It is to be placed in St. Paul's Cathedral, where there is special corner for the men who have fallen in South Africa. The memorial will bear the following words :- "To the Glory of God and to the Memory of Lieut. J. G. Chrisp, who fell in action at Vryheid on the 4th November, 1901. This tablet is erected for the esteem in which he was held by Janet Lady Clarke and his comrades the Victorian Horse Artillery." The tablet will be very similar in design to those which the battery had erected to the memory of Sir William Clarke and Mr. Clive Clarke in the local Church of England.
Sunbury News (Vic), 8 February 1902.

Location

Address:Flinders & Swanston Streets, St Paul`s Anglican Cathedral, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.817146
Long: 144.967869
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:05-November-1901
Actual Event End Date:05-November-1901

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1902
Front Inscription

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
               and in
Affectionate Remembrance
                 of
LIEUT JOHN GEORGE CHRISP
who was killed in action
         5th Nov. 1901
at Vryheid South Africa.
 THIS MEMORIAL
is erected as a token of honor & esteem by
Janet Lady Clarke His Comrades
in the Rupertswood Battery
Victorian Horse Artillery

Source: MA,SKP
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