Liverpool A E SMITH Boer War Memorial Back to Search

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Location Cnr Memorial Avenue and Macquarie Streets, Liverpool, Fairfield - New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The original memorial was a trachyte base, topped with a gas lamp, which stood at the intersection of Memorial Avenue and Macquarie Street. The memorial then at some point was moved to the footpath outside the Memorial School of Arts, and in 1956, the lamp was moved to Memorial Avenue, outside the Liverpool Memorial Olympic Pool.

At some point, the gas lamp was changed to an electric fitting.

In 1998 the lamp was removed from the Memorial Avenue location, and on 30 May 2000 (The centenary of Private Smith's death) the lamp was unveiled in it's new location on the corner of Macquarie Street and Memorial Avenue, Liverpool.

43 young men from the local area have been recognised as volunteering for the Boer War, but only Private Smith never returned home.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 16 September 1905
Inscription

Erected by

The residents of

Liverpool

to the memory of

Private A E Smith

Mounted Infantry

Died at Blomfontein

30 May 1900

Aged 24 years

Condition

Good

Names

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SMITH, Albert Edward

Service number 58
Private
A Squadron
New South Wales Mounted Infantry
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 25 Dec 1877

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