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18-December-2014
18-December-2014

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The South African Roll of Honour was erected by the residents of Stratford in honour of the local soldiers who served in the Boer War. The Honour Roll is an embossed brass tablet with the names of those who served listed around the edge with the name of the fallen soldier in the centre of the brass below the inscription. 

A memorial and roll of honor of those residents of the Stratford district who took part in the South African war, has just been completed by Mr. P.J.King of Little Collins-street, to the order of Captain Lloyd. The memorial takes the form of a large brass, handsomely embossed with decorative floral border, on which appear the names of the 16 soldiers who returned safely from the war, four of them being members of the same family. In the centre of the brass appear the words-" Erected by the residents of Stratford in honor of the local soldiers who served in defence of the Empire in the South African war, 1899 -1902. Also in memory of Sergeant D. H. Pruden, killed in action at Koster river, 22nd July, 1900." The brass will be framed in local blackwood, and erected in the Mechanics' Hall. The unveiling ceremony will be performed by the Hon. A. McLean, M.H.R., on the 12th inst.
Gippsland Times (Vic), 4 September 1902

 

Location

Address:Hobson Street, Mechanics Institute, Stratford, 3862
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.966117
Long: 147.081186
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Boer
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902
Monument Designer:Mr P. J. King

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 12th September, 1902
Front Inscription

          ERECTED 
                BY THE
   Residents of Stratford 
       IN HONOR OF THE 
      Local Soldiers 
WHO SERVED IN DEFENCE OF 
        The Empire 
             IN THE 
     South African War 
         OF 1899 - 1902 

              ALSO 
     IN MEMORY OF 
Sergt. D.H.Pruden
  KILLED IN ACTION AT 
     Koster River 
      22nd. July 1900

     (Names) 

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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