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Boer War Memorial : 18-July -2014
Boer War Memorial : 18-July -2014

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The drinking fountain commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in the South African (Boer) War.

The foundation stone was laid on the 27th October 1909, and it was relocated to the present location in 1972.

A fallen soldiers memorial has been erected to the memory of those who left Gippsland to take part in the Boer War, and was unveiled on Saturday by Colonel Hoxton (honorary Commonwealth Minister), in the presence of a large number of townspeople. There were present a detachment of the Tenth A. L. H.  under Major LLoyd, and also cadets from the Agricultural High and State schools. When the monument, which takes the form of a drinking fountain, was unveiled, the military saluted and bugles sounded the "Last Post." The first drink was handed to Mrs. Walter Lyon.
The Argus (Melbourne), 29 November 1909.


Address:Foster & York Streets, McMillan Park, Sale, 3850
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.111131
Long: 147.068547
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 27th October, 1909
Front Inscription

In memory of our soldiers who fell in The Boer War


Foundation stone laid by Mr Walter Lyon 29th October 1909

Plaque :

This plaque commemorates the re-siting of this memorial from the corner of Raymond and Macalister Streets to its present site.

Boer War Veteran Mr. C. E. T. Kelly unveiled this plaque on 25th April, 1972.

Left Side Inscription

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Back Inscription

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Right Side Inscription

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