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A plaque commemorates Howard Tanner. 

Howard Tanner was born in Launceston in 1910, the only son of Alfred C. and E. M. Tanner of Invermay Road. Howard was educated at the Launceston Church Grammar School. 

In 1924 Howard and a friend Keith built their own canoe. In the days after Christmas, the boys took their canoe for its maiden voyage on the Tamar River. Not long after launching, the canoe overturned in rough water near the end of the Margaret Street sewer, tipping the boys into the river, and Howard Tanner drowned.

In his memory his school friends erected a plaque at the Grammar School, which was moved to the chapel after it was built.



Address:36 Mowbray Street , Launceston Church Grammar School Chapel , Mowbray , 7248
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.408822
Long: 147.129342
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:29-December-1924
Actual Event End Date:29-December-1924


Front Inscription

In loving memory of Howard Tanner

Aged 14 years.

Died Dec`r 1924.

Erected by his schoolfellows


Source: MA,JG
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