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A plaque commemorates Sholto Blyth, who was born on 10th October 1908, only son of six children of Jessie and Ernest Frederick Burns Blyth  M.H.A. 

Sholto was given a local education from his schoolmaster father and was then sent on to the Launceston Church Grammar School and there, on 27th March 1921, he died suddenly.

In his memory, a carved memorial plaque was erected by his friends, on the west wall of the school chapel. It is a wreath of eucalypt branches, at the top is the school crest and motto.




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:27-March-1921
Actual Event End Date:27-March-1921
Monument Designer:Ellen Nora Payne (Hobart, TAS)


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1921
Front Inscription

In loving memory of Sholto Ernest Blyth who died at dawn on Easter Day

Aged 13 years

He played his part - he wrote his name upon our simple annals clear in field of form work still the same.  

A knight without reproach or fear

Erected by the masters & boys of the school he loved



Source: MA,JG
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