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A fountain commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in the South African (Boer) War. The foundation stone for the memorial was laid on the 27th October 1909. The memorial was relocated to the present location in 1972.
A fallen soldiers memorial has been erected to the memory of those who left Gippsland to take part in the Boer War, and was unveiled on Saturday by Colonel Hoxton (honorary Commonwealth Minister), in the presence of a large number of townspeople There were present a detachment of the Tenth A. L. H. under Major LLoyd, and also cadets from the Agricultural High and State schools. When the monument, which takes the form of a drinking fountain, was unveiled, the military saluted and bugles sounded the "last post." The first drink was handed to Mrs. Walter Lyon.
The Argus (Melbourne), 29 November 1909.
|Address:||Foster & York Streets, Sale, 3850|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.111131|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||11-October-1899|
|Actual Event End Date:||31-May-1902|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 27th October, 1909|
In memory of our soldiers who fell in the Boer War 1899-1902
Foundation stone laid by Mr Walter Lyon 29th October 1909
This plaque commemorates the re-siting of this memorial from the corner of Raymond and Macalister Streets to its present site.
Boer War veteran Mr. C. E. T. Kelly unveiled this plaque on 25th April, 1972.