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Lieutenant Roberts Boer War Memorial
Lieutenant Roberts Boer War Memorial

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Granite obelisk with a helmet and crossed swords on a tablet commemorates Lieutenant James Charles Roberts, Victorian Mounted Rifles, who died of wounds at Rensburg, South Africa in 1900. 

He is also remembered in Royal Park , Melbourne where he lived as a boy.

The memorial was unveiled by Colonel Price on the 28th February 1901 in the presence of 60 members of B Company of the Victorian Mounted Rifles and about 150 school children. Colonel Price delivered an eulogiam on the soldier and Messrs Mason and Kennedy MLA's and Mr E. J. Gregory, Chairman of the memorial fund also spoke. At the conclusion of the ceremony the children sang "God Save the King".
The Argus (Melbourne) 2nd March 1901.

Location

Address:Stephenson Street, Murchison Gardens, Murchison, 3610
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.616305
Long: 145.217546
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:12-February-1900
Actual Event End Date:12-February-1900
Monument Manufacturer:Messrs Dawe & Son

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 28th February, 1901
Front Inscription

IN MEMORY OF LIEUTENANT JAMES CHARLES ROBERTS OF MURCHISON DETACHMENT B CO VICTORIAN MOUNTED RIFLES MORTALLY WOUNDED IN ACTION AT RENSBURG SOUTH AFRICA 12TH FEBRUARY 1900

PRO DEO ET PATRIA

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