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An obelisk commemorates the eight service personnel from the district who died in service or were killed in action in the South African (Boer) War.

Perhaps the most interesting, as well as the most important function held at Ulverstone on Boxing Day, was the unveiling of the memorial erected by public subscription to the memory of the men who enlisted from the Third Battalion to serve in the South African war. They were all well and favourably known amongst the residents of the Coast, and it was therefore most surprising that a large concourse had assembled to take part in the memory.

Dr. McCall M.H.A., addressing Colonel Legge, said he had been requested by the subscribers and committee to request him to unveil the memorial which they had erected, and to convey to him an expression of the goodwill of the men of the Third Battalion on this, the eve of his retirement, from the responsible position he had held for so many years in connection with the defence forces of the state.
Examiner (Launceston) 29th December 1902.



Address:Kings Parade, Ulverstone, 7315
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.157841
Long: 146.168591
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:Wilmot (Launceston, TAS)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 26th December, 1902
Front Inscription

In Memory of the Tasmanian soldiers of the 3rd Battallion District who gave their lives for the Empire in SOUTH AFRICA
1900 - 1901

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"Lest We Forget" 

Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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