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Boer War Memorial : 24-April-2011
Boer War Memorial : 24-April-2011

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Forbes Boer War Memorial was erected in memory of those from the district who died in service or were killed in action during the Boer War. 

A handsome memorial lamp has been erected at the intersection of Lachlan and Templar streets, to commemorate tho names of soldiers from this district who fell in the South African war. Colonol Waddell, Commandant of New South Wales, arrived yesterday to unveil the memorial, and in the presence of a large concourse, which included the Light Horse, members of the Fire Brigade, and citizens, after an impressive speech, performed the ceremony. The memorial is a handsome structure, that was gratuitously designed by Mr. J. H. Bates, and has been erected on steps of freestone. The pedestal and cap are of Borenore marble, and the imperial rouge shaft is of Carrara marble, surmounted with a lamp of burnished copper. The total cost of the memorial was £140.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 21 December 1904. 


Address:Court & Harold Streets, Victoria Park, Forbes, 2871
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.386029
Long: 148.008295
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902
Monument Designer:Mr.J.H. Bates


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 19th December, 1904
Front Inscription

Names Of Soldiers
Who Left Forbes
For South Africa
And Lost Their Lives
During The British-Boer War


Back Inscription

By The Residents Of Forbes
       In Memory Of
The Soldiers From This District
Who Fought And Fell For The Empire
      In South Africa
During The British-Boer War


Source: MA,NRWM
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