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Casterton Boer War Memorial
Casterton Boer War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

Monument is a cast-iron sculpture of a winged woman and boy cherubs mounted on a sandstone block.

The Boer War memorial unveiling, in honour of Private T. Stock who killed in action and Private Sealey who died of enteric fever , took place on Friday 29th May 1903. The H Company Mounted Rifles took part in a torchlight procession headed by a band. The President of the Shire addressed the people and the memorial was unveiled by Mrs Sealey. A candelabra surmounting the memorial was lit by Miss Stock.

Location

Address:Henty Road & Russell Street, Bryan Park , Casterton, 3311
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.589853
Long: 141.393953
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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 29th May, 1903
Front Inscription

Erected by the people of this district to the memory of those brave men of Casterton Det. Of H Co V.M.R. who gave up their lives for Queen and Country in South Africa 1900

Back Inscription

PTE H. SEALEY DIED AT BLOOMFONTEIN APRIL 30TH 1900

Right Side Inscription

PTE T STOCK killed in action Rensberg Feb 9th 1900

Source: MA,RSLV,VMR,SKP
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