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The Boer War Memorial commemorates the peace signed at Pretoria and honours the soldiers from the district who died in the South African 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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|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|
To the memory of Victoria`s soldiers who died for the Empire in the South African War
Private Archibald McKenzie
Killed in action Reitfontein, South Africa 23rd October 1900 Aged 26 years
Born at Wangaratta 8th September 1874
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
Private Joseph Samuel Oliver
Killed in action Koster`s River, South Africa 22nd July 1900 Aged 30 years
Born at Wangaratta 8th March 1870