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Original Plaque : 31-May-2017 (Greg Gordon)
Original Plaque : 31-May-2017 (Greg Gordon)

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Greg Gordon

A plaque commemorates Alexander Russell Rackstraw who was killed in action in April 1915 at Gallipoli during World War One.  He was killed by a Turkish sniper.

The replica plaque states that he "died of wounds".  The original plaque has the wrong date of his death.



Address:Turnbull & Townsend Streets, Port Welshpool & District Maritime Museum , Port Welshpool, 3207
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.697881
Long: 146.464881
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:30-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:30-April-1915


Front Inscription

Original Plaque :

Erected by his comrades to the memory of A. R. Rackstraw of Welshpool who was killed in action at Gallipoli on 25th May 1915

Aged 23 years.

"For King and Empire."

Replica Plaque :

Erected by his friends Port Welshpool

To the memory of Alexander Russell Rackstraw who died of wounds received at Gallopoli

30th April 1915

Aged 23 years.

One of our Australian heroes who fought and died for King & country


Source: MA
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