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A fountain commemorates the South African War soldier, Trooper Frank Andrews. Crossed rifles with laurel sprays decorate the top of the fountain.
In August 1900, during the Boer War, Trooper Frank Andrews of "A" Company, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, was fatally wounded by a sniper`s bullet at Ottoshoop, near Mafeking, in South Africa. This young Wollongong volunteer was the first of the Bushmen to fall in battle, and, as such, his death was sorely felt by comrades-in-arms overseas and family back home in Australia.
|Address:||Church Street, Mc Cabe Park, Wollongong, 2500|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.427208|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||26-August-1900|
|Actual Event End Date:||26-August-1900|
|Monument Manufacturer:||F W Rose (Wollongong, N.S.W.)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 2nd June, 1902|
Erected by the citizens to commemorate the death of TROOPER FRANK ANDREWS who was killed in action at Ottoshoop, S. Africa, 27th August 1900 aged 20 years.
A volunteer with the 1st Imperial Bushmen.