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Location Boer War Memorial Park, Latrobe Terrace & Kilgour Court, Geelong, Greater Geelong - Victoria, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Sandstone Obelisk

Built Not yet discovered
Opened 20 December 1902
Inscription

One Flag
One Nation
One Destiny

In commemoration of Trooper Walter E. Clark , of the Victorian 2nd Contingent of Mounted Rifles to the South African War.
Killed on the 5th July, 1900. at Dinaarspoort, S.A.

Also of
Corporal Eric A. Wilson
Who died on the 27th December, 1900 at Pretoria, S.A.

Left Side Inscription
Unveiled on the 20th December, 1902 in the 2nd year of the reign of King Edward VII.

Erected by public subscription

Back Inscription
Also as an historical mark of the South African War,

Declared by the Boers on the 9th October, 1899 and of their defeat by Great Britain and the Proclamation of Peace on the 2nd June, 1902.

They Heard Their Country`s Call And Faced The Foe.

"God Of Our Fathers Known Of Old -
Lord Of Our Far-Flung Battle Line -
Beneath Whose Awful Hand We Hold -
Dominion Over Palm And Pine -
Lord God Of Hosts Be With Us Yet -
Lest We Forget - Lest We Forget"

Right Side Inscription
Alston T. Dickinson, of Thorneycroft`s Mounted Infantry
Died 17th March, 1900
At Ficksburg, S.A.

Francis James, of the 3rd Bushmen`s Contingent
Died 7th January, 1902
At Harrismith, S.A.

Condition

Good

Names

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LASSETTER, William Arthur

Service number 158
Sergeant
New South Wales Imperial Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 1876

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UMPHELBY, Charles Edward

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant Colonel
Special Service Officers
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 13 Jun 1853

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BUTTON, George Rowland

Service number 1691
Private
Born 1876

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CLARK, Walter Ernest

Service number 197
Private
2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)

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