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Sorell Boer War Memorial
Sorell Boer War Memorial

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The memorial commemorates Troopers Cundy and Hodgman of E Squadron, 5th Battalion A.C.H. who died at sea on the way home from the South African (Boer) War.

The ceremony of unveiling and dedicating the monument erected by officers and men of Captain Morrisby's contingent to the memory of their comrades, Trooper Cundy and Hodgman, who died returning from South Africa, look place on the 16th inst. The monument is erected in the corner of St George's churchyard, facing Gordon street, and is a neat piece of workmanship.  The monument was unveiled by Captain Morrisby during the dedication service.
The Mercury (Hobart), 17th December 1902.

Location

Address:Cole Street, Sorell, 7172
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.781065
Long: 147.560843
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 16th December, 1902
Front Inscription

This Stone was erected by the Officers and men of E. Squadron, 5th Battalion A.C.H. in the memory of those who died at sea during the voyage of H.M.T. Drayton Grange from South Africa to AUSTRALIA

 

Left Side Inscription

TROOPER VINCENT LADE HODGMAN of St. Helens Died Aug 6th 1902 Aged 20 years Buried at St. Helens

Right Side Inscription

TROOPER CHARLES CUNDY of Sorell Died Aug 2 1902 Aged 22 Years Buried at Sea

Source: MA,SKP,TWM
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