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New South Wales Contingents : 28-September-2012
New South Wales Contingents : 28-September-2012
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A plaque commemorates the Officers and men from the New South Wales Contingents who were killed in the South African ( Boer) War.

SYDNEY, Sunday. St Andrews Cathedral was crowded this afternoon, when the memorial to those members of the New South Wales contingents who fell in the South African War was unveiled by His Excellency the state Governor. Among those present were Vice Admiral Sir Wilmot H Fawkes and Lady Fawkes,Miss Rawson, Major General Finn, Brigadier General Gordon, the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Colonel H B Lassetter, and Lieut Colonel Bartlett and members of the staff. The memorial is a bronze tablet on oak. There is a wreath in the centre which bears the following inscription - "Sacred to the memory of the officers and men of the New South Wales Contingent who gave up their lives for Queen and Country in South Africa." On either side of the wreath are the words "Pro Deo" and "Pro Patria," and the dates 1899 and 1902. 
Argus (Melbourne), 21 May 1906.

Location

Address:George & Bathurst Streets, St Andrews Cathedral, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.874006
Long: 151.206581
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Boer
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:1-June-1902
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 20th May, 1906
Front Inscription

PRO DEO   PRO PATRIA

           Sacred 
To The Memory Of The 
Officers and Men Of The 
NEW SOUTH WALES 
   CONTINGENTS 
Who Gave Their Lives For 
QUEEN And COUNTRY
     South Africa.

  1899       1902

Source: MA,NRWM
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