Trooper John Hartley Moore Print Page
Memorial erected by public subscription to the memory of Trooper Moore of the Imperial Bushmen's Corps who fell at Vredefort , South Africa on the 22nd July 1900 during the Boer War.
The monument erected at Gumeracha to the memory of Trooper Hartley Moore was unveiled on Saturday afternoon. Notwithstanding the wet weather about 100 people were present, some of them coming from Lobethal, Blumberg, Cudlee Creek, Mount Torrens, and Kenton Valley. Mr. J. Monfries (chairman of the district council), acted as master of ceremonies. Mr. W. Jamieson, M.P., on whom devolved the honor of removing the Union Jack which covered the marble obelisk, said that they had met for a purpose such as had never before brought the people of Gumeracha and surrounding townships together.
The scholars of the Hartley Vale Public School rendered some patriotic songs in a sympathetic manner, and the proceedings finished with the National Anthem. A special poem was written for the occasion.
The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA), 4 October 1901.
|Address:||Albert Street, Gumeracha, 5233|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.823441|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||11-October-1899|
|Actual Event End Date:||31-May-1902|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 28th September, 1901|