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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
Long: 147.136442
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:23-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:23-September-1939


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1939
Front Inscription

In memory of or S. M.

Len Branaghan

Obit, 23rd September 1939

A great scout.


Source: MA
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