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Boer War Memorial : 17-October-2014
Boer War Memorial : 17-October-2014

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Sandra Brown

The monument commemorates the peace signed at Pretoria and the soldiers from the district who died in service or were killed in action in the South African (Boer) War.

The monument lists the names of four soldiers from Wangaratta, Milawa, Greta and Eldorado who died serving in South Africa.

The contractors have begun the erection of the monumental drinking fountain which is to be placed on a reserve near the Town Hall, to perpetuate the names of Private McKenzie and other district soldiers who have fallen in South Africa, and the work will be completed at an early date. The monument, which will face Ovens Street will stand 20 feet on a bluestone base.
Benalla Standard (Vic), 4 March 1902.


Address:Ovens Street, Monument Gardens , Wangaratta, 3677
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.355303
Long: 146.322383
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902
Monument Manufacturer:Hoskins & Co. (Hawthorn, VIC)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 9th April, 1903
Front Inscription

To the memory of Victoria`s soldiers who died for the Empire in the South African War 

Left Side Inscription

Private Archibald McKenzie

Killed in action Reitfontein, South Africa 23rd October 1900 Aged 26 years

Born at Wangaratta 8th September 1874

Back Inscription

Peace declared at Pretoria June 2nd 1902 

Private William Petty (Greta)

Died at Pretoria, South Africa 27th December 1900, Aged 23 years

Private Edwin C. M. Bawden  (Eldorado)

Died at Melbourne, Victoria 7th August 1901, Aged 24 years


Right Side Inscription

Private Joseph Samuel Oliver

Killed in action Koster`s River, South Africa 22nd July 1900 Aged 30 years

Born at Wangaratta 8th March 1870

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