Corporal Frederick KilpatrickPrint Page Print this page


Photographs supplied by Russell Byers

The tablet commemorates Corporal Frederick Isaac Kilpatrick a scholar and teacher of the school who was killed in the South African (Boer) War.

The tablet erected on the face of the tower of the Superior Public School, Marion-street, Leichhardt, to the memory of the late Corporal Kilpatrick, who died from the effects of wounds received by him at Rendsburg, South Africa, was unveiled on Saturday by Mrs. J. Perry, wife of the Minister for Public Instruction in the presence of a large gathering of spectators.

Master A. McLean recited a poem, entitled 'In Memoriam,'' which had been written for the occasion by Mr. A. R. Potter. The last four lines ran:

'Let fall the flag, that all who gaze
On this memorial stone
Accord him need of worthy praise
Who died for Queen alone.'

It was during the recital of these lines that the flag which had up till then concealed the tablet from view was let fall, and then a demonstration of enthusiasm took place which lasted for several minutes.
Evening News (Sydney), 9 April 1900.


Address:Marion Street, Leichhardt Public School, Leichhardt, 2040
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.883839
Long: 151.157818
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th April, 1900
Front Inscription

                       In Memory Of 
               Of The NSW Lancers
For Many Years A Scholar And Teacher Of This School
He Was Killed At Rensburg, South Africa, On The 16th January 1900
At The Age Of 26, And Was One Of The First Of The N.S.W Volunteers
   To Fall In The Defence Of The Empire
This tablet was erected by the teachers, scholars, & residents of Leichhardt
                And friends of deceased


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design