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Camperdown Boer War Memorial
Camperdown Boer War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Peter F Williams

The monument consists of a marble-mounted rifleman on a granite base and pedestal and was modeled on the first local soldier to die in the Boer War conflict.   The memorial commemorates two local residents who died in this conflict.

Camperdown, Saturday. Nearly £200 has been subscribed towards erecting a memorial to the late Private Arthur Jones. At a meeting on Friday night, it was resolved to invite competitive designs for a memorial, to cost £200, competitors to be informed that the committee favour a statue of a mounted rifleman.
Argus (Melbourne), 21 January, 1901


The unveiling of the memorial to the soldiers who went from Camperdown to the war and died took place on October 2. Colonel Hoad performed the ceremony. The relatives of the soldiers to whom the memorial is erected were all present. The statue cost £250. It is a figure of a mounted rifleman in full dress supported by marble and granite bases.
Australasian (Melbourne), 11 October 1902.

Location

Address:Manifold Street, Median Strip, Camperdown, 3260
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.232115
Long: 143.146528
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
Monument Manufacturer:Wooles & Carpenter

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 2nd October, 1902
Front Inscription

      Erected by
    The Residents Of
Camperdown And District
  To the Memory of
The Soldiers Of The Empire
Who Fell In The South African
           War

     1899-1902.

Left Side Inscription

      Pte. ARTHUR JONES

    V.M.R. 1st CONTINGENT

DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE KROONSTADT

     OCTOBER 24th 1900

      AGED 22 YEARS

Right Side Inscription

     Tpr. JOHN L. LAURENCE

        5th CONTINGENT

KILLED IN ACTION, SCHURREBERG STOEK

       AUGUST 23rd 1901

      AGED 20 YEARS.

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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