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Boer War Memorial : 24-April-2011
Boer War Memorial : 24-April-2011

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The War Memorial commemorates those from the district who died in service or were killed in action during the South African (Boer) War. 

A handsome memorial lamp has been erected at the intersection of Lachlan and Templar streets, to commemorate tho names of soldiers from this district who fell in the South African war. Colonol Waddell, Commandant of New South Wales, arrived yesterday to unveil the memorial, and in the presence of a large concourse, which included the Light Horse, members of the Fire Brigade, and citizens, after an impressive speech, performed the ceremony.

The memorial is a handsome structure, that was gratuitously designed by Mr. J. H. Bates, and has been erected on steps of freestone. The pedestal and cap are of Borenore marble, and the imperial rouge shaft is of Carrara marble, surmounted with a lamp of burnished copper. The total cost of the memorial was £140.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 21 December 1904. 


Address:Court & Harold Streets, Victoria Park, Forbes, 2871
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.386029
Long: 148.008295
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902
Designer:Mr. J. H. Bates


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 19th December, 1904
Front Inscription

Names Of Soldiers
Who Left Forbes
For South Africa
And Lost Their Lives
During The British-Boer War 
1899 - 1902

[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription
By The Residents Of Forbes
        In Memory Of
The Soldiers From This District
Who Fought And Fell For The Empire
         In South Africa
During The British-Boer War
Back Inscription

Names Of Soldiers 
Who Left Forbes 
For South Africa 
And Lost Their Lives 
During The British-Boer War 
1899 - 1902

[ Names ]



Right Side Inscription
      This Memorial
       Was Unveiled
Colonel G. W. WADDELL, VD.
Acting District Commandant
C. M. F. N. S. W.
On The 19th Day Of December
R. E. B. Reymond
Source: MA,NRWM
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