Trooper Percy MacLarenPrint Page
A plaque commemorates Trooper Percy Douglas MacLaren who was killed in action at Bronkhorst Spruit in January 1901 during the South African (Boer) War.
|Address:||High Street, Oatlands Town Hall, Oatlands, 7120|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.299847|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||22-January-1901|
|Actual Event End Date:||22-January-1901|
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