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Boer War Memorial
Boer War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The monument erected by public subscription in 1902, commemorates four men who died in the South African (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.

The obelisk erected in Kardinia Park to perpetuate the memory of Eric Wilson, Walter E. Clarke, Arthur Dickinson and Francis James, four Geelong residents who lost their lives in war, was unveiled on Saturday afternoon by Colonel J L. Price. The ceremony was impressive. Relatives of the deceased soldiers occupied seats on the platform, and the Geelong Battery of Garrison Artillery band also assisted. The obelisk is constructed of Stawell stone. 
Age (Melbourne), 22 December 1902.

Location

Address:Latrobe Terrace & Kilgour Court, Boer War Memorial Park , Geelong, 3220
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.154273
Long: 144.351706
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 Line -
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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