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Manly Boer War Memorial : December 2013
Manly Boer War Memorial : December 2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A broken column mounted on top of the Manly Municipality Incorporation fountain in memory of Trooper H. M. Budd And Trooper S. Lipscomb who died in the South African War. The year of the unveiling is incorrectly stated as 1903 . A plaque has been placed on the memorial to correct this mistake.

Private Stanley Lipscomb (Reg. No. 1370), assistant surveyor, born in Wagga Wagga on 8 April 1879, was the son of Walter Alfred Lipscomb, surveyor, of Wood Street, Manly. Private Lipscomb was a member of “D” Company, Imperial Bushmen, New South Wales. Private H.M. Budd unfortunately died from enteric fever at Naaupoort on 18 March 1900, his death being reported in London on Saturday, 24 March. This was the first Manly fatal casualty of the war.

The fountain is also in memory of F.C. Smalpage. Mr. Smalpage, a visitor to Manly from a neighbouring State, whilst in the company of his wife on the Ocean Beach on January 17, 1902, observed a young woman, Miss Thorpe, in difficulties in the surf. He immediately went to her assistance and endeavoured to bring her to shore, but the current was too strong and both being carried out were drowned.

Yesterday afternoon  Mrs. Learmonth, Mayoress of Manly, unveiled a fountain erected to the memory of three Manly residents who lost their lives in good causes. One was the late F. C. Smalpage, who in 1902 was drowned while attempting to rescue  a woman who tot  into difficulties in the breakers, but who met a like fate. In part also the fountain is intended to perpetuate the memory of Troopers Budd and Lipscomb, who gave up their lives for their country during the Boer war. The subscription to provide a memorial for Mr. Smalpage was opened by the 'Sunday Times,' and subsequently the Manly Council decided to amalgamate this fund with the money to be devoted for the soldiers' memorial, and the fountain unveiled was the result.
Sunday Times, Sydney  (NSW), 19th January 1908.  



Address:East Esplanade, Manly, 2095
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.801884
Long: 151.286778
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 18th January, 1908
Front Inscription

Erected to the memory of 

Troopers H. M. Budd and S. Lipscomb

Who died in the South African War.

March 1900.


Left Side Inscription

This fountain was unveiled by Mrs Alex Learmonth Mayoress of Manly on 18th January 1903.


Back Inscription

Also to the memory of F. C. Smalpage who was drowned in the breakers at Manly in endeavouring to save the life of Miss M Thorpe on 17th January 1902

Right Side Inscription

Municipality of Manly.

Incorporated 6th January 1877.


Inscription in Proximity


Memorial unveiled 18 January 1908

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