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South Melbourne South African War Memorial
South Melbourne South African War Memorial

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The fountain commemorates the Jubilee of the City of South Melbourne and the departure of several men for the South African War, listing the names of those who died in service or were killed in action.



Address:Bank Street, South Melbourne Town Hall, South Melbourne, 3205
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.834609
Long: 144.959908
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902
Designer:G. H. Henderson (manager, G Dawes, Carlton)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 24th May, 1905
Front Inscription


This memorial is erected by the Mayor Councillors and citizens of South Melbourne

To commemorate the jubilee of the city and the departure of several Victorian Contingents who fought the batlles of Queen and Empire in South Afrrica


Back Inscription

Of the 140 residents of this city who left by the several Contingents the following lost their lives

Major, G. A. Eddy
Sergt. T. P. Mohan
Lance Corporal, J. A. Smith
   "             "        R. Topham
Private, C. Glinn
     "       C. Moore
     "       J. B. McCann
     "       J. E. White

Source: MA,VMR,SKP
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