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01-January-2007 (Roger Johnson)
01-January-2007 (Roger Johnson)

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Bryan Cole

The Boer War Memorial was erected in memory of three men who lost their lives in the Boer War. 

The memorial was unveiled on the 18th November 1901 by Mrs Gilbert of Pewsey Vale. The memorial was suggested when the town mourned the death of local resident Trooper Nicholas in the Boer War. It was then decided to add the names of former residents of the town, Corporal Klaffer and Captain Hipwell, to the memorial. The memorial was originally erected on a hill overlooking the township.
Bunyip (Gawler) 22nd November 1901.

Location

Address:Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch, 5351
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.601112
Long: 138.891424
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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 18th November, 1901
Front Inscription

Theodor Julius Klaffer.  

Corporal 1st Contingent S.A. Infantry,

Served bravely in S. Africa in the campaigns of 1899 - 1900.

Invalided home he died of pneumonia at Wynberg October 11th 1900 Aged 25 years.

"Edel ist der edel thut"

Back Inscription

Alick W. Nicholas

Imperial Bushmen`s Corps of S. Australia

A native of this town

Slain in action near Vredefort S. Africa while gallantly succouring a wounded comrade 24th July 1900 Aged 20 years.

His modest worth endeared him to us.  His country proved his valour.

Right Side Inscription

Also in memory of Malcolm G.P. Hipwell,

Captain Imperial Bushmen`s Corps.  

Died at Kroonstadt S. Africa May 25th 1901. Aged 39 years.

Source: MA,TOH
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