Adelaide Boer War Memorial

Details

Location North Terrace / King William St, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A life size bronze statue of a mounted trooper reining in his horse mounted on a 3.6. metre high red Murray Bridge granite pedestal. On each face of the pedestal are bronze plaques made from gun plates.

 

Built Designed and sculptured by Captain Adrian Jones M.V.O. Mason; W. Laycock. Bronze plates and ribbands supplied by A.W. Dobbie and Co. Architects, Garlick, Sibley and Wooldridge
Opened 6 June 1904 by Sir George Ruthven Le Hune. K.C.M.G
Inscription

Face:

Bronze wreath and ribands

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL

 

Left:

SOUTH AFRICAN WAR

1899-1902

THIS TABLET RECORDS THE DESPATCH

ON MARCH 7. 1900 OF THE"SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUSHMEN'S CORPS."THE COST OF EQUIPMENT, AND OF THE PARTIALMAINTENANCE OF THE CORPS IN THE FIELD FOR OVER TWELVEMONTHS WAS DEFRAYED BY PRIVATE SUBSCRIPTION.THIS FORCE CONSISTED OF 100 OFFICERS AND MEN, AND WAS THE THIRD OF NINE CONTINGENTSNUMBERING IN ALL 1531 MEN SENT FROM SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

 

Back:

Bronze wreath and ribbandsIN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL

Right

ERECTEDBYTHE PEOPLE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIATO COMMEMORATE THE VALOUROF THE CITIZEN SOLDIERS OF THE STATEWHO FOUGHT IN THESOUTH AFRICAN WAR1899-1902UNVEILED BY HIS EXCELLENCYSIR GEORGE RUTHVEN LE HUNTE. K.C.M.G. JUNE 6TH 1904

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condition

Good

Maintained by Adelaide City Council

View Tributes of Honour Description

Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

BEARE, Harold Egbert

Service number 620
Trooper
6th South Australian Imperial Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents
Born 21 Jul 1884

MCGILLIVRAY, James

Service number 419
Regimental Sergeant Major
5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents
Born 30 Jan 1851

HAMILTON, James

Service number 358
Sergeant
Fifth and Sixth Imperial Contingents
South Australia
Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents
Born Apr 1879

LANSDELL , Sidney

Service number 74
Trooper
4th Imperial Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents
Born 1880

GLUYAS, John Edgar

Service number 289
Trooper
5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents
Born 13 Aug 1881

GOODES, Herbert Ernest

Service number 98
Trooper
4th Imperial Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents
Born 11 Oct 1875

KLAFFER, Theodore Johannes Julius

Service number 10
Corporal
1st South Australian Mounted Rifles
Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents
Born 23 Feb 1875

MAY, Bruce Harold

Service number 375
Trooper
5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents
Born 20 Aug 1879

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