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06-May-2017
06-May-2017

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A memorial tablet over the grave commemorates Private C. McKinnon who died of pneumonia contracted during the South African (Boer) War. 

Trooper Charles Mckinnon was a member of the Imperial Bushmen`s Corps and had returned to Australia from fighting in South Africa when he died suddenly from pneumonia  in Melbourne Hospital in July 1901. 

Location

Address:Henty Highway, Branxholme Cemetery , Branxholme, 3302
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.839886
Long: 141.829808
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:17-July-1901
Actual Event End Date:17-July-1901
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Front Inscription

A soldier`s grave

In memory of Private C. McKinnon of 4th Imperial Contingent who died 17th July 1901

Aged 22 years.

The victim of desease contracted amid the hardships of the South African Campaign.

He was commended by his superior Officers, beloved by his comrades, and he is mourned by all who knew him.

 

 

Source: VWHI, MA
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