Boer War Roll of Honour CairnPrint Page
Roll of Honour Plaque on cairn commemorates the five local servicemen who died during the Boer War.
Around 16,000 Australians volunteered to fight for Britain against the Dutch-Afrikaner, or Boer, settlers in South Africa from 1899 to 1902. It remains Australia's third-worst conflict in terms of casualties. When the Boer War broke out in 1899, Australia was made up of six colonies that were on the verge of becoming a federation. The war was seen as an opportunity for Australia to show its commitment to Britain and to define its identity.
|Address:||Margaret Street, Mothers Memorial Gardens, East Toowoomba, 4350|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.562149|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Honour Roll|
|Actual Event STart Date:||11-October-1899|
|Actual Event End Date:||31-May-1902|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2010|
ROLL OF HONOUR
BOER WAR 1899-1902
LEST WE FORGET