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Rank 2nd Lieutenant  Service Colonial Military Forces Place of Death Pietersburg
Unit Third Tas Contingent, Fourth Bushmen Date of Death 9 April 1901 Cause of Death Died of wounds


Born 24th July 1870 Launceston Tasmania to John Townsend Sale and Frances Margaret Sale (nee Barber). 

Quoted from page 144 of Major Lewis’ book

“The Tasmanians had the honour to be the first to enter the town (Pietersberg).  Captain Sale, with a small troop, marched through the place and out to a ridge beyond.  From good cover at some distance a party of Boers was sniping.  Moving out in that direction, Sale was suddenly seen to fall from his horse. He had been mortally wounded by a Boer who fired from cover in long grass only 30 paces distant.” 

He died East Monday 1901 and was buried with Creswell Herbert Walter who was killed in the same incident. 

The above notes were extracted from

Tasmanians in the Transvaal War by John Bufton







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