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A gas light commemorates Thomas Galvin who died in service in the South African (Boer) War.
Very deep regret, was felt this afternoon when the news was received that Trooper Galvin had died in South Africa from fever. He was well known in Launceston and at Beaconsfield, and had a host of friends. His illness must have only been of short duration as his father, Mr Joseph Galvin, grocer, of Launceston, had a letter from him on Saturday last dated from Edendale, July 10. He was then enjoying excellent health and had just participated in some luxuries received, from kind friends in Tasmania.
The North Western Advocate & Emu Bay Times (Tas), 24 August 1900.
The memorial lamp was unveiled at Beaconsfield by Mr. T.H. Waldock. M.H.A.,who spoke in eulogistic terms of Tasmanian soldier sons, especially of Trooper Galvin who laid down his life for the empire. Mr. Woodman acted as chairman and explained the steps which led up to the erection of the memorial. Appropriate speeches were delivered by Messrs. Jas. Crawford and C.F Heathcote general manager of the Tasmanian mine after which a considerable amount of cheering was indulged in. Miss Heathcote switched on the light.
Examiner (Launceston) 12th August, 1902.
|Address:||West Street, RSL Park , Beaconsfield, 7270|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.203397|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||19-August-1900|
|Actual Event End Date:||19-August-1900|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||August 1902|
Erected to the memory of Priv THOMAS J.GALVIN
DIED AT PRETORIA 19TH AUGUST 1900 AGED 30 YEARS.
South African War declared 9th Oct. 1899 Peace proclaimed 1st June 1902