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The carved wooden tablet commemorates Sholto Blyth (1908-1921), a former pupil who died suddenly at the school. 

Sholto was born on 10th October 1908, the 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.

At an evening service held for the boys of this Church Grammar School last night a beautifully carved tablet to the memory of S. E. Blyth, son of Mr. E. F. Blyth, M.H.A., was unveiled by the headmaster (Rev. J. W. Bethune, M.A.), who spoke to the boys of the good example and stainless record left behind by the little lad whose memory they were honouring by the memorial they had erected. The tablet is a beautiful piece of work executed by Mrs. C. Payne, of Hobart, whose carving is deservedly admired. The design is a wreath of gum leaves, and at the top of the memorial is the school coat of arms and motto. In the centre, in letters of gold, are the following words:-"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 or form work still the same, a knight without reproach or fear. Erected by the masters and boys of the school he loved. 1921."
Examiner (Launceston, Tas.), 22 August 1921.




Address:36 Button 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
Designer:Ellen Nora Payne (Hobart, TAS)
Artist:Ellen Nora Payne (Hobart, TAS)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 21st August, 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 or 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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