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Boer War Roll of Honour Cairn
Boer War Roll of Honour Cairn

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The honour roll commemorates the five local servicemen who died in service or were killed in action in the South African (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.

Location

Address:Margaret Street, Mothers Memorial Gardens, East Toowoomba, 4350
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.562149
Long: 151.96035
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Boer
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2010
Front Inscription

Roll of Honour

Boer War  1899 - 1902

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Lest We Forget

ROLL OF HONOUR

Source: MA
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