Alexander Eagleton Memorial Gates

Description

Wrought iron gates with white painted pillars. The words 'A.D. 1902' are displayed at the top of each pillar. A marble plaque in the shape of a shield bearing an inscription is attached to the front of each pillar.

The memorial is located 50m west of Durhan Street.

Inscription

Left plaque - east pillar

The Alexander Gates.
Erected by the public of Clarence Town and District to the memory of Private Alexander William Eagleton, killed in battle at Onverwaght, South Africa 4th Jan 1902 aged 22 years.

Right plaque - west pillar

Afric's sun shines on his grave, Afric's dews rest on the sod, his life for freedom's cause be gave his soul now rests in peace with God.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Pte Alexander William Eagleton South African Campaign KIA Onverwaght view
Address
Recreational Grounds
133 Queen Street
Clarence Town NSW 2321
Local Government Area
  • Dungog Shire
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Gate/lychgate
Recorded by
Mr Robert McLardy
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
12/09/1902
Dedication date
09 December 1902
Conflict/s
  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902

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