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Hamilton Boer War Memorial
Hamilton Boer War Memorial

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The monument commemorates the six local men who died in service or were killed in action in the South African (Boer) War.  The red granite obelisk is mounted on an inscribed white marble pedestal, set on a rusticated dark stone base, with a stone post and chain surround.

(To the Editor of the Hamilton Spectator.) Sir,— At a meeting of the Hamilton Detachment H Company, Mounted Rifles, held on Friday, 1st June, it was resolved that a committee be appointed to collect subscriptions to erect a memorial stone to the late Lieutenant Reg. Stapylton Bree, Privates T. Stock and H. Seeley and any others who may lose their lives fighting for their Queen and country. As there are many civilian friends who may wish to subscribe it was decided to throw the lists open to all. It is generally supposed that the back of the war is broken, and that we may shortly have peace.

The survivors on their return will be feted and made much of, and it would not be fair to the memories of the dead if they were forgotten. This monument will also perpetuate the names of the first Australian soldiers who died in tbe defence of the Empire. All subscriptions will be acknowledged in your paper, and we shall be glad if you will also take charge of any that may be sent to you. — We are etc., : T. C. CARTER, Chairman and treasurer. C. C. PEARD, Secretary. Hamilton, 2nd June, 1900. 
Hamilton Spectator (Vic), 5 June 1900.


Address:Milton & Chaucer Streets, Hamilton, 3300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.739714
Long: 142.022724
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:F. S. Wooles & Carpenter (Warrnambool, VIC.)


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1902
Front Inscription

Erected by the residents of this District

To the memory of those brave men of H. Co V. M. R. who gave up their lives for Queen & Country in South Africa 1900

Lieut R.S. R.S. Bree,
Died at Bloemfontein
May 26th 1900.

Pte T. Stock,
Killed in action at Rensburg
February 9th 1900.

Left Side Inscription

And of
Pte F. M. (Frank) Meagher 
Died 23rd July 1903
From wounds received at Pink Hill S. Africa on 12th February 1900

Back Inscription

And of
Pte F. Suttie 
Killed in action at Basters Nek
February 10th 1900.

Pte H. Sealey 
Died at Bloemfontein
April 30th 1900.

Pte D. Ross 
Died at Noradjuha, Vic. after returning from S. Africa 
November 15th 1900.

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori

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