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09-May-2014
09-May-2014

Photographs supplied by Glenn Tozer / Henry Moulds

A monument commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.  

The memorial lists the name of Harry `Breaker` Morant who was executed by firing squad with Lieutenant Peter Handcock on the 27th February 1902 during the South African (Boer) War.

During the Boer War in 1901, Morant led a revenge patrol after his commander was found stripped and mutilated. He ordered prisoner to be shot and later ordered another group of prisoners to be executed. These killings were followed by the shooting of a German missionary who had spoken to the doomed prisoners. Shortly after that, Morant, Lieutenant Peter Handcock and others shot another group of Boer prisoners. Morant, Handcock and other officers were arrested on 22 October 1901 and, in January 1902 were court martialled for the killings.

Monument characteristics :

A brick base plinth into which are set vertically two flat stones, one bearing plaques on both sides.

Location

Address:Darling Street, Tilpa Park opposite Tilpa Hotel , Tilpa, 2840
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.935854
Long: 144.417128
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1999
Front Inscription

TILPA WAR MEMORIAL

Dedicated To Those Residents Of The Tilpa District

Who Served Their Country In Time Of War

Left Side Inscription

World War I

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

Boer War 
[ Names ]

Korea 
[ Names ]

Vietnam
[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

World War II

[ Names ]

Source: MA
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