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

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The monument 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.


Address:Mann Street & Vaughan Avenue, Gosford Memorial Park, Gosford, 2250
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.431166
Long: 151.340693
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


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.

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