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21-June-2016
21-June-2016
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The plaque commemorates Percy Weedon (1909-1924), a former pupil of the school. . 

Percy Weedon was born in Launceston on 31st May 1909 son of David and Ida Weedon.  Heattended the Launceston Church Grammar School where he accomplished good results at his studies and at sport.  

He died at the school on 29th June 1924 and in his memory a brass plaque was erected in the school chapel. 

A brass tablet to the memory of Percy Weedon, only son of Mr. David Weedon, of Burnie, has been erected at the Launceston Church Grammar School. The words inscribed on it are as followa: In loving memory of Percy W. Weedon, Who died while at school on June 29, 1924, aged 15 years. He was unselfish, honorable, loyal and true, and set a fine example to his school, for he played the game in all things. He was beloved by Masters and Boys, who together have erected this tablet to his memory.
Advocate (Burnie, Tas.), 7 August 1924.

 

 

Location

Address:36 Button Street , Launceston Church Grammar School Chapel , Mowbray , 7248
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.408822
Long: 147.129342
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event Start Date:29-June-1924
Actual Event End Date:29-June-1924

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:August-1924
Front Inscription

IN LOVING MEMORY OF 
PERCY W. WEEDON 
Who Died While At School
On June 29th 1924. 
Aged 15 Years.

He Was Unselfish, Honourable, Loyal And True,
And Set A Fine Example To His School. 
For He Played The Game In All Things.
He Was Beloved By Masters And Boys, Who, Together
Have Erected This Tablet To His Memory.

Source: MA,JG
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