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Boer War Memorial : 23-August-2011
Boer War Memorial : 23-August-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

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.

Location

Address:Hamilton-Port Fairy Road, Byaduk, 3301
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.952172
Long: 141.955056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Boer
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902

Dedication

Front Inscription

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"

 

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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