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Boer War Memorial
Boer War Memorial

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The Boer War Memorial which was erected by public subscription in 1902 commemorates four men who died in the South African War (Boer War). The memorial was also erected as an historical mark of the Boer War and the Proclamation of Peace on the 2nd June 1902.

Location

Address:La Trobe Terrace, Boer War Memorial Park , Geelong, 3220
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.153896
Long: 144.352484
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:Clem Nash

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 20th December, 1902
Front Inscription

One Flag, One Nation, One Destiny In Commemoration of Trooper Walter E. Clark of the Victorian 2nd Contingent of Mounted Rifles to the South African War. Killed on the 5th July, 1900 at Dinaarspoort, S.A. Also of Corporal Eric A. Wilson who died on the 27th December, 1900 at Pretoria, S.A.

Left Side Inscription

Unveiled on the 20th December, 1902 in the 2nd year of the reign of King Edward Vii. Erected by Public Subscription

Back Inscription

Also as an historical mark of the South African War, declared by the Boers on the 9th October, 1899 and of their defeat by Great Britain and the proclamation of peace on the 2nd June, 1902. They heard their country`s call and faced the foe.
"God of our fathers known of old - Lord of our far-flung battle lines - Beneath whose awful hand we hold - dominion over palm and pine - Lord God of Hosts be with us yet - Lest We Forget - Lest We Forget"

Right Side Inscription

Alston T. Dickinson of Thorneycroft`s Mounted Infantry died 17th March, 1900 at Ficksburg, S.A. Francis James, of the 3rd Bushmen`s Contingent Died 7th January, 1902 at Harrismith, S.A.

Source: MA,RSLV,VMR
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