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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.
|Address:||Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch, 5351|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.601112|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||11-October-1899|
|Actual Event End Date:||31-May-1902|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 18th November, 1901|
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"
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.
Also in memory of Malcolm G.P. Hipwell,
Captain Imperial Bushmen`s Corps.
Died at Kroonstadt S. Africa May 25th 1901. Aged 39 years.