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Monument commemorates two men from the 1st Contingent, Victorian Mounted Rifles who died in the Boer War.
Private Frank Suttle was killed in action at Baster`s Nek in 1900 and the claim on the memorial that he was the first Victorian to die in the conflict is apparently incorrect . Private Ross died of illness contracted during the war.
|Address:||Hamilton-Port Fairy Road, Byaduk, 3301|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.952172|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||11-October-1899|
|Actual Event End Date:||31-May-1902|
Erected to the memory of Pte. Frank Suttie Byaduk Det. V.M.R. First Victorian contigent killed in action at Baster`s Nek Feb. 10th 1900. Aged 32 years. The first Victorian soldier who fell in the Boer War.
Also Pte. Donald Ross Byaduk Det. V.M.R. First Victorian contingent died from illness contracted in the war, Nov. 15th 1900. Aged 23 years. "Lest We Forget"