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A monument commemorates Trooper Henry Black who died during the South African (Boer) War.
Sunday afternoon there was a very large gathering at the unveiling of the monument erected to the memory of the fallen soldier H. Black, who went from here to the South African war. After the singing of the hymn, "O God Our Help in Ages Past," Canon de Coetlogon asked Mrs. D. Campbell, sen., to unveil the monument, which disclosed a very neat work in freestone in two colours, with crossed rifles and arms, etc., inscribed.
Examiner (Launceston), 13th January 1904
|Address:||Main Street, Cressy Anglican Church, Cressy, 7302|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.689548|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||18-April-1900|
|Actual Event End Date:||18-April-1900|
|Monument Designer:||Wilmot (Launceston, TAS)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 10th January, 1904|
Erected by the residents of Cressy in memory of Trooper Henry, M, Black
1st Tasmanian Contingent who died of enteric fever 18th April 1900, at Bloemfontien South Africa
Aged 20 years & 7 months.