Bathurst South African War Memorial

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Description

A cupola, with four supporting sandstone lions, surmounts an arched sandstone structure with an enclosed bronze figure of an Australian soldier with rifle at the ready.

Four columns at the extremities complete the classical centre section, with the whole resting upon a base of grey granite blocks. A number of plaques are affixed to the base structure.

Other memorials are present within the park, including the impressive World War 1 Carillon.

 

Note: Additional names were added to the Memorial in the 1960's, including that of Lieut Peter Handcock, executed by order of a British Court Martial. Along with Harry 'Breaker' Morant he was convicted of shooting Boer Prisoners. The whole unfortunate saga was popularised in the 1979 film 'Breaker Morant', largely inspired by the release of Kit Denton's 1973 book, The Breaker.

Various original letters and “relics' are in the Mitchell Collection, State Library of New South Wales.The memorial is located on Kings Parade - parkland bounded by William, George, Church and Russell streets.

Inscription

'To the honour of the Bathurst men who served in the 1899 South African War 1902'

'Unveiled by Lord Kitchener January 10th 1910'

'In memory of those who gave their lives for the Empire'

'This stone was laid by Ald F. B. Kenny Mayor 1909'

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Cpl C Andrews South African Campaign view
Tpr P W Appleby South African Campaign view
Lieut J Apps South African Campaign view
Tpr G W Armstrong South African Campaign view
Tpr W Armstrong South African Campaign view
Sgt C S Arthur South African Campaign view
Cpl H C Avern South African Campaign view
Sgt W Barnham South African Campaign view
Tpr W E Beecham South African Campaign view
Tpr A T Bennett South African Campaign KIA view
Address
160 Russell Street
Bathurst NSW 2795
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Mr Rusty Priest AM, former RSL State President (NSW Branch) Updated Photographs by Peter Levarre- Waters
Established date
1910
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Dedication date: 
1910-01-10 00:00:00.0
Dedication date
10 January 1910
Conflict/s
South African Campaign (Boer War)

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