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A tablet commemorates George Rowland Button, a former head teacher of the Anakie school who was killed at Wilmansrust , South Africa , on the 12th June 1901 during the Boer War. 

A tablet has been erected in the Anakie State school in memory of the late Lance Corporal George Button, of the 5th Victorian Contingent, who was killed at Wilmansrust on 12th June last. Prior to his departure to South Africa. Mr. Button was head teacher of the Anakie school. The tablet, which was erected by his many friends in the district, bears the inscription, "My duty called me." 
Age (Melbourne,), 12 February 1902. 

Location

Address:2135 Geelong-Ballan Road, Anakie Primary School, Anakie, 3221
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.912858
Long: 144.254825
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:12-June-1901
Actual Event End Date:12-June-1901
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:February-1902
Front Inscription

In Memoriam
GEORGE ROWLAND BUTTON
Lance Corporal
Victorian 5th Contingent

Who Was Killed At Wilmansrust South Africa
12th June 1901
A tribute of esteem from His Sorrowing Friends - Anakies

Source: VWHI
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