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20-December-2014
20-December-2014

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Marble tablet erected on church gates in memory of Septimus Osborne who died in 1935 at the age of 59. 

During the Boer War a small Lancer group under the command of Lieutenant Septimus Osborne  were referred to as 'The Fighting 28'. On 22nd November 1899, they had their first contact with the Boers at Thomas' Farm near Belmont Station some 160 km north west of Colesberg. Septimus Osborne also served as a Captain in the First World War.

The Church of the Good Shepherd in Kangaroo Valley, was visited yesterday by the Lieutenant Governor (Sir Philip Street), the Archbishop of Sydney (Dr Mowll) and other clergy for the dedication of memorial gates in honour of the King's jubilee. The King`s Jubilee Memorial of Peace gates and walls were officially opened by Sir Philip Street and dedicated by Dr Mowll. Tablets on the gate pillars were also unveiled and stones were set in the main pillars to the memory of the Rev. G H Muzy, first rector of Kangaroo Valley and Mr. Septimus F. Osborne.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 31 July 1935.

 

 

 

Location

Address:143 Moss Vale Road, Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, Kangaroo Valley, 2577
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.735603
Long: 150.531913
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 30th July, 1938
Front Inscription
THIS TABLET ERECTED TO
THE MEMORY OF

    SEPTIMUS
FRANK OSBORNE
WHO SERVED AS
LIEUTENANT IN THE
BOER WAR AND AS
CAPTAIN IN THE GREAT WAR
DIED 25th APRIL 1935
AGED 59 YEARS
STONE WAS SET BY
SIR PHILIP STREET

    30/7/1938
Source: H, MA
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