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14-January-2014
14-January-2014

Photographs supplied by John Huth / Reg Watson

A plaque commemorates Trooper Percy Douglas MacLaren who was killed in action at Bronkhorst Spruit in January 1901 during the South African (Boer) War.

Location

Address:High Street, Oatlands Town Hall, Oatlands, 7120
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.299847
Long: 147.371926
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:22-January-1901
Actual Event End Date:22-January-1901

Dedication

Front Inscription

In Memoriam

Trooper Percy Douglas MacLaren
1st IMP: CONTGT: TASN: BUSHMEN
Born at Oatlands on 25th Decr. 1878
Killed in action at Bronkhorst Spruit S.A. on 22nd Jany. 1901.

Borne 12 miles in ambulance by comrades and buried (wrapped in a Union Jack) with military honors at Balmoral.

"Your Son has paid a Soldier`s debt:
"He only lived but `till he was a man:
"But like a man he died.

Erected by residents of the District

Source: MA,SKP
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