King's Park Boer War Memorial—Perth, Australia
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S 31° 57.306 E 115° 50.670
50J E 390800 N 6463958
Quick Description: A century old memorial to the Boer War, overlooking the city of Perth.
Location: Western Australia, Australia
Date Posted: 3/13/2013 7:57:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMGJY4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Pensive Travellers
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Long Description:
This memorial stands in King's Park, to the immediate south-west of the city of Perth. The memorial was dedicated on July 22, 1901 by the Duke and Duchess of York, who had travelled to Australia to open the first Commonwealth of Australia Parliament. This was the first war memorial erected in the Park. It honours Western Australian soldiers killed in the Boer War (1899-1902).

In design, the centre piece is a four sided plinth, with two soldiers on top. One soldier is protecting a wounded comrade on the ground. On the four sides of the plinth are names of fallen soldiers and a dedicatory plaque. In front of the plinth is a field gun.

from the Gardens family website (http://thegardensfamily.com/Photos/Boer/index.htm):
Krupps 75mm Field Gun
Plaque on the Krupps 75mm Field Gun
South African & Imperial Veterans Association
This tablet honours the memory of
Brigadier General AJ Bessell Brownie CB, CMG, DSO, VD
(A South African Veteran)
Died 3rd August 1947
General President of the Association since its Inception
Trusty and well Beloved


Foundation Stone
This Foundation Stone
was laid by
HRH the Duke of Cornwall and York
KG, KT, KP, &c, &c
On the occasion of the visit to Australia
of their Royal Highnesses
the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York
to open the Parliament of the Commonwealth
22nd July 1901

Main Commemoration Plaque on Front of Monument
In Memory of the Under Mentioned
Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers & Men of the
West Australian Contingents
Who were killed in action or died from wounds or disease
The War in South Africa 1899 - 1902

Major HG Moore RA
Lieut. AA Forrest Lieut. GSW Hensman
Lieut. GA Morris Lieut. SS Ried
Sgt FF Edwards Far.Sgt RH McGregor Cor GM Bishop Cor WF Bollinger Cor RJ Furlong Lance.Cor JG Dallingston

Privates
TH Angel FT Adams R Alday A Blanck WH Cross M Conway WM Collett CC Clifford J Delahunty WJ Dunstan H Force GE Fry Wm Fraser B Fisher EA Hambly A Hammond J Hume EG Iles Jas Kay WJ McPhee W Parker F Page J Roscoe J Semple H Solomon RW Spencer JBM Thurston G Westcott H White TH Wilson

And in the Great War 1914 -1918
Lieut Col TJ Todd CMG Major JB Mills Major FMW Parker DSO Capt RT McMaster Capt CA Barnes Lieut WC Mills Lieut NG Sherrard Sgt.Major SG McWirter Sgt HA Campbell Sgt EH Welchman Pte EW Bell Pte E Brady Pte M Cunningham Pte W Davis Pte S Jones Pte G Lidington Pte TF Mansbridge Pte J Marshall Pte FW Secombe Pte JH Wilson



Slingersfontien
Major Moore Refusing to Surrender
to the Boer Commander at Slingersfontien


Majuba Day Paardeberg
The last Attack on General Cronjes Position
in the River on Majuba Day


Australians Enter Pretoria
Australian Mounted Infantry
Passing Before Lord Roberts and Staff

Dispersing Train Wreckers
Mounted Australians Dispersing Boers
Who have wrecked a Train near Bloemfontein

A 4-7 Gun at Ladysmith
The Naval Brigade Engaged in Working
a 4-7 Gun Behind a Bomb Proof Shelter

A Night Attack upon a Boer Convoy
(After R Caton Woodville)

South African and Imperial Veterans Association
In Memory of
Sgt.Mjr. JA Bulloch
Vice President
2nd West Australian Contingent
This tree was planted by the
Association on 17th November 1935

South African and Imperial Veterans Association
In Memory of
Lieut. SJ Chipper VD
Past President
who died 20th October 1933
This tree was planted by the
Association on 17th November 1933

South African and Imperial Veterans Association of WA
In Memory of
Sergt William George Clarke
No1 NZ Battalion & Rhodesian Field Artillery
President Kalgoorlie Branch
1929 - 1941

South African and Imperial Veterans Association of WA
In Memory of
Alma George
Thorneycrofts Mounted Infantry
Secretary from 1931 - 1943
This tree was dedicated to his memory
by the Association 19th Nov 1944
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