Boer War Memorial, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Phronimos
S 39° 03.680 E 174° 04.420
60H E 246799 N 5672341
Quick Description: Register number 845, this Category II Historic Place was built in 1911 to honour those who died in the South African (Boer) War.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 8/21/2010 3:27:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM9H50
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member psychrn
Views: 5

Long Description:
This is actually a fountain unveiled by His Excellency the Governor, Lord Islington K.C.M.C., D.S.O. 26 January 1911.

It was erected in memory of the Taranaki Men who fell in the South African War 1899 - 1902, by the people of the district in admiration of their patriotism in volunteering to join the Motherland Forces to uphold the Empire.

There are 15 names listed:
Serg Major S. Smith, Farrier Serg A. W. Sisley, Troopers T. A. Hempton, C. E. Wiggins, H. Finch, J. M. Paterson, C. E. Enderby
Troopers W. J. Coo?lland, L. E. Smith, W. S. Fleetwood, A. H. Blyde, L? D? Newsham, L? H. Arden, N. L. Paterson, V. Meredith

This was originally a fountain located here on Marsland Hill, but relocated to the Devon Street pedestrian mall about 1976. With the reopening on Devon Street to vehicular traffic in the 1990s, it was relocated back here to Marsland Hill and planted as a garden.
Date location was entrusted to the New Zealand Historic places: 9/1/1983

Type of history commemorated (short description):
Monuments, memorials and sites of particular events - Memorial - South African War

Website pertaining to the location: [Web Link]

Town, city, or region nearest to the site:
New Plymouth

Year placed: 1911

Hours of operation:
Open to public on prominent Marsland Hill, in central New Plymouth

Is it accessible to the general public:

Admission fees if any: Not Listed

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