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23-May-2016 (Peter Williams)
23-May-2016 (Peter Williams)

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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. It lists three names.

GOSFORD, Tuesday.— A very handsome marble monument, 12ft. high, has just been erected in Gosford Park to the memory of three soldiers from this district who fell during the Boer war, Trooper John Murray, of Wamberal; Corporal Harcourt Franklin Legge, of Woodport; and Trooper Sydney S. Mayor (sic), of Gosford. 
Daily Telegraph (Sydney), 5 November 1902.

Location

Address:Mann Street & Vaughan Avenue, Gosford Memorial Park, Gosford, 2250
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.431166
Long: 151.340693
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Boer
Actual Event Start Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 2nd November, 1902
Front Inscription

   ERECTED
In Memory of
"Our Soldiers"
Who, In South Africa,
Fell In Defence Of Their Nation
During The Boer War
  1899 - 1902

They obeyed their country's call


 

Left Side Inscription

       Trooper  
SIDNEY S. MAYO 
of "Gosford"
11th March 1902

 

Back Inscription

     Trooper
JOHN MURRAY
of "Wamberal"
1st November 1900

 

Right Side Inscription

       Corporal
FRANKLYN HARCOURT 
        LEGGE 
   of "Woodport"
   20th May 1901

 

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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