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28-December-2010
28-December-2010

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A granite obelisk donated by Victorian Mounted Rifles members commemorates Private H. J. Hiscock who died at Bloemfontein in May 1900 during the South African (Boer) War.

A plaque was added to the memorial at a later date which contains the names of those from the district who served in the Boer War. This has been listed as a separate entry. 

DEATH OF A VICTORIAN
The Premier received a cablegram yesterday from the Governor of Capetown reporting with regret that Private H. J. Hiscock, of the Victorian Contingent, died of enteric fever at Bloemfontein on 19th inst. The message evidently refers to Sergeant Henry James Hiscock, a single man, formerly a farmer residing at Pyramid Hill, who left Victoria with the Second Contingent. There is no "Private H. J. Hiscock" on the rolls.

PYRAMID HILL, Monday.
The residents of the district were, amidst the Mafeking rejoicings, saddened by intelligence of the death of H.J. Hiscock, a member of the Second Victorian Contingent in South Africa. He belonged to the Pyramid Hill detachment of Mounted Rifles for some years. Deceased was one of the most efficient performers in the local brass band, which has postponed a concert on account of his demise.
The Age (Melbourne), 22 May 1900. 

Location

Address:Kelly Street, Memorial Hall, Pyramid Hill, 3575
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.053859
Long: 144.114925
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:19-May-1900
Actual Event End Date:19-May-1900

Dedication

Front Inscription

The Tribute Of The Officers
Of The Victorian Mounted Rifles 
Non-Commissioned Officers & Men 
To The Memory Of
Private H.J. Hiscock Pyramid Hill,
Who Died At
Bloemfontein, South Africa, 19th May 1900

Source: MA,RSLV,VMR,SKP,RHSV
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