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J C Roberts Memorial
J C Roberts Memorial

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An obelisk erected by the past and present students of the Carlton College in memory of Lieutenant James Clark Roberts of the First Victorian contingent who was wounded at Pink Hill on 12 February 1900 and died of his wounds at Rensburg the next day. Roberts used to play in Royal Park when he was a boy.

Lieutenant James Charles Roberts was a son of Mr. J.H. Roberts, of Rushworth. He was educated at Carlton College, and afterwards went to Ormond, where he finished an engineering course in 1896. He joined the University corps of officers in 1894, getting his commission in the Mounted Rifles in 1898. After finishing his engineering course he went on to the land for three years but  re-entered the University as a medical student.

The Argus, 17 February 1900, p.13

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Information supplied by Brigid Cooper
School Archivist
Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School



Address:The Avenue & Macarthur Road, Royal Park, Parkville, 3052
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.789228
Long: 144.957175
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:12-February-1900
Actual Event End Date:13-February-1900


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 17th February, 1900
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Erected in memory of Lieutenant James C. Roberts who was killed in the South African Boer War and who played as a boy in this park

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