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Location Kings Park, Fraser Avenue, Kings Park, Western Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The life size bronze sculpture of an Australian soldier by James White of Sydney deteriorated quickly and was replaced

Sandstone large plinth with bronze figures and plates

Built James White (statue) Wunderlich & Co (Replacement Statue)
Opened by His Highness the Duke of Cornwall and York
Inscription

In memory of the undermentioned Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers & Men of the West Australian Contingents who were killed in action or died from wounds or disease in the war in South Africa 1899 - 1902

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And in the Great War 1914 - 1918

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Plaque :

This foundation stone was laid by H.R.H. the Duke of Cornwall and York K.G., K.T., K.P., &c., &c. on the occassion 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.

Left Side Inscription
Slingersfontein

Major Moor refusing to surrender to the Boer Commander at Slingersfontein

Back Inscription
Dispersing Train Wreckers

Mounted Australians dispersing Boers who have wrecked a train near Bloemfontein

Right Side Inscription
A 4.7 Gun At Ladysmith

The Naval Brigade engaged in working a 4.7 gun behind a bomb-proof shelter

Condition

Good

Names

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MOOR, Hatherly George

Service number OFFICER
Major
Born 12 Jul 1871

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REID, Stanley Spencer

Service number 41
Lieutenant
6th Western Australian Mounted Infantry
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 12 Jul 1872

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ANGEL, Thomas Hotspur

Service number 105
Private
Western Australian Citizen Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 5 Sep 1869

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THURSTON, John Bates Milne

Service number 92
Private
2nd Western Australian Mounted Infantry
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 11 Feb 1877

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FORREST, Anthony Alexander

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
5th Western Australian Mounted Infantry
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 20 Nov 1884

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COLLETT, Murray William

Service number 30
Private
1st Western Australian Mounted Infantry
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 1879

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HAMMOND, Arthur

Service number 149
Private
Born 28 Jun 1878

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