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Location Cnr Walker and Barker Streets, Casino, Richmond Valley - New South Wales, Australia
Type other
Description

This South African war memorial consists of a 15-foot column with a street lamp known as the Mafeking Lamp and various plaques, supported by a marble column and pedestal on a freemason base. It is located at a roundabout at the corner of Walker and Barker Streets, Casino.

At the base of the memorial there are four inscriptions: three dedicated to the areas in which sieges occurred, Ladysmith, Kimberley, Mafeking, as well as listing the names of the Commanders and Relieving Commanders. The fourth lists the names of the soldiers from the Richmond River Region who served. The structure has insignias from the Australian Services.

At the top there are details of the lighting company, declaring, ''Kitson Lighting & Heating Company Brisbane". The first lighting of the lamp used acetylene gas.

On Victoria Day, 24 May 1901 the war memorial was handed over to the Casino Municipal Council. Since that date, two metal plaques have been attached to the base: firstly, a plaque from the Casino Ministers Fraternal which dedicates the Mafeking Lamp and is a memorial to those Australians who served in times of war, dated 11 November 1991; secondly, a plaque which commemorates the 50th year anniversary for the end of the World War II.

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Inscription

Western face:

MAFEKING

Besieged 15th October 1899

Relieved 17th May 1900

COMMANDER,
Colonel BADEN-POWELL.

RELIEVING COMMANDER,
Lieut. Col. MAHON D.S.O.

Northern face:

LADYSMITH

Besieged 2nd November 1899

Relieved 28th February 1900

COMMANDER,
Lieut. Gnl. Sir G.S. WHITE V.C.

RELIEVING COMMANDER,
Gnl. Sir REDVERS BULLER V.C.

Underneath, plaque:

1945 1995

- COMMEMORATING 50 YEARS -

To the men and women
who paid the supreme sacrifice
in World War II.

LEST WE FORGET

Underneath, panel:

ERECTED BY
PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
1901

Underneath, small plaque:

The Mafeking Lamp
dedicated by
the Casino Ministers Fraternal
on the 11th November 1991
as a memorial
to those who served
in the Australian Armed Forces
on land, sea and in the air
during times of war.
Lest we forget

Eastern face:

KIMBERLEY

Besieged 14th October 1899

Relieved 15th February 1900

COMMANDER,
Colonel KEKEWICH.

RELIEVING COMMANDER,
Lieut. Gnl. FRENCH.

Southern face:

Heroes who gave their lives
for the Empire

[list of names]

Condition

Good

Names

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JONES, Hugh Trevor

Service number 2763
Corporal
3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 1875

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