Launceston Boer War Memorial Back to Search

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Location City Park, Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Type Monument
Description

A multi-sided sandstone obelisk with a marble statue of a female figure holding a shield and a wreath. In niches on each of the four corners of the centre section, covered by cupolas, are four statues of slouch-hatted soldiers. Two hold rifles, one holds a bugle and one holds a sword.

"The unveiling of the memorial erected in the City Park to the memory of the Tasmanians who fell in the South African war will take place at 4 o'clock this afternoon, in the presence of the Mayor (Alderman J. W. Pepper), the aldermen, Major-General Sir Edward Hutton, leading citizens, and the northern troop. Colonel Cameron, C.B., who laid the foundation stone of the memorial, will also perform the unveiling ceremony."
Examiner (Launceston), 20th February 1904.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 20 February 1904 by Lieut. Col. Cameron who commanded the first Tasmanian Troops in South Africa
Inscription

Lest We Forget

This memorial was erected by the public of Northern Tasmania in affectionate remembrance of those Tasmanians who gave their lives for Throne and Empire in the South African War 1899 - 1902

Killed in action
[ Names ]

Died of disease
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Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori.

This memorial was unveiled on the 20th day of Feby 1904 by Lieut-Col.Cameron, who commanded the first Tasmanian troops in South Africa

This stone was laid by F. K. Fairbrother Esq, Mayor of Launceston 10th November 1902.

Condition

Good

Names

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LETTE, Louis Frances John

Service number 81
Trooper
1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 1871

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HODGMAN, Vincent Lade

Service number 2026
Private
3rd Battalion
Australian Commonwealth Horse
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 13 Jan 1882

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BETTS, Henry Allwright

Service number 12
Lance Corporal
1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 23 Jan 1878

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GALVIN, Thomas Joseph

Service number 96
Private
1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 30 Jun 1870

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MORRISBY, Frank Edward

Service number 1184
Company Quartermaster Sergeant
1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 10 Mar 1874

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LYNE, Douglas Morton

Service number 193
Staff Sergeant
2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 26 May 1877

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