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A plaque commemorates Leonard Branagan, who died from an accident at Ben Lomond in 1939.
Len Branagan completed his education at the Launceston State High School and entered the employment of D. & W. Murray at their warehouse in Launceston. He was a very keen and experienced bush walker and skier and a member of the Northern Tasmanian Alpine Club. He was a member of the Margaret Street Methodist congregation and scout master of the 8th Launceston Troop.
In the late winter of 1939, he was injured in a bad fall in the dark on Ben Lomond. His companion, Royce Neville, gave Len what assistance he could offer and skied on to the next hut for help. When the rescue party arrived they found Len had died.
In his memory the scout troop erected a memorial plaque in the church.
|Address:||Margartet & Balfour Streets, Trinity Uniting (Methodist) Church, Launceston, 7250|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.445407|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||23-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||23-September-1939|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1939|
In memory of or S. M.
Obit, 23rd September 1939
A great scout.