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A.E. Smith Boer War Memorial

A.E. Smith Boer War Memorial
 - Liverpool City Library
 - Liverpool City Library
 - Liverpool City Library
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Description / Background

Private Albert Smith was the son of the Liverpool Police Sergeant. He died at Blomfontein from typhoid on 30 May 1900. 43 young men from the local area have been recognised as volunteering for the Boer War, but only Private Smith never returned home.

The original memorial was a trachyte base, topped with a gas lamp, which stood at the intersection of Memorial Avenue and Macquarie Street. At some point the memorial 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, being 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.



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.


Private A E Smith Memorial

This historic lamp was restored by Liverpool City Council and officially unveiled on Tuesday 30th May 2000 the 100th anniversary of the death of Private Albert Edward Smith by The Hon George Paciullo OAM CLO Mayor. Councillor Wendy Waller Deputy Mayor. Councillors [Names].

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Cnr Memorial Avenue and Macquarie Streets
Liverpool NSW 2170
Local Government Area
Liverpool, City of
Memorial type
Recorded by
Liverpool City Library
Year of construction
Dedication date
16 September 1905
South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902