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Boer War Memorial : 02-August-2011
Boer War Memorial : 02-August-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

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

MORTLAKE, Thursday.
The monument erected to Lance-Corporal Duncan Small, Corporal John B. Yates, and Private W. Clarke, who fell in the South Africa war, was unveiled today by Councillor T. Montgomery before an assemblage of over six hundred. The Revs J. Wagg, W. McBride and T.Collins delivered addresses, the local band played several selections, a number of the rifle club members fired a salute, and the school children sang "The Man Behind The Gun. " Votes of thanks were carried specially mentioning Mrs. Walter Hyde, the lady who did most 
towards defraying the cost of the memorial which stands 13ft. high. 
The Argus (Melbourne), 21 March 1903. 




Address:Officer Street, Botanic Gardens, Mortlake, 3272
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.082992
Long: 142.808447
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:Thursday 19th March, 1903
Front Inscription

Erected by the residents of Mortlake & District

To the memory of the soldiers of the Empire who fell in the South African War

1899 - 1902.

Left Side Inscription

Corporal John B. Yates 
2nd Kitcheners Fighting Scouts,
Killed in action at Pienaars River,
June 2nd 1901,
Aged 23.

Right Side Inscription

Lance Corporal Duncan W. Small 
Aust Imp Regiment
Died at Mortlake
2nd Feb. 1901,
From the result of an accident received on active service,
Aged 33.

Private Walter E. Clark,
2nd Victorian Contingent
Killed in action at Pienaars Poort.
5th July 1900,
Aged 32.

Source: MA,SKP
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