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Memorial erected by F Company in memory of their comrades, Privates A. Button And J Butler who died in the South African (Boer) War.

At 12.30 on Tuesday a large number of the Evandale and Perth volunteers, and also about 200 residents, met to witness the unveiling of the stone monument whlch had been erected at the top end of Russell-street, Evandale, by the volunteers in memory of two of their comrades who had died at the war in South Africa, namely, Private A. Button, who was killed at Jasfontein on February 19, 1900, and Private J. Button(sic) , who died at Johannesburg while in service in South Africa on June 12, 1900. The Rev. H. B. Atkinson opened the proceedings with prayer.  Colonel Cameron, CB., said he had been requested to unveil the memorial , then spoke of the deceased in a most feeling manner, and said they were brave soldiers and good men in every possible way. He eulogised their conduct in the battlefield a manner that none but a true and good officer could do. The speech made a great impression on those who heard it.

Examiner (Launceston), 11th November 1902.


Address:High Street, Evandale, 7212
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.570038
Long: 147.246105
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902


Front Inscription

In memory of Private A Button
killed as Jasfontein
Feb 19th 1900

Private J Butler
who died at Johannesburg whilst in service in South Africa
June 1st 1900

Erected by F Co. (Evandale) 2nd Batt. T.I.R.

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