Gunnedah and District Boer War Memorial

Gunnedah and District Boer War MemorialGunnedah and District Boer War Memorial, left plaqueGunnedah and District Boer War Memorial, right plaqueGunnedah and District Boer War Memorial, Henry Harbord Morant sign at the park
Description

The brick monument with three plaques attached is located at the entrance to Kitchener Park on Breaker Morant Drive. A sign in the park provides biographical details of the life of Henry Harbord Morant and his enlistment in the South Australian Mounted Rifles as well as the involvement of the Right Hon. Sir Horatio Herbert Kitchener in the execution of Breaker Morant and Lieutenant P. J. Handcock on 27 February 1902 in South Africa. The original monument commemorated the military life of Major William Lenehan who was the Commanding Officer of the Bushveldt Carbineers during the South African (Boer) War. It was unveiled on the 100th anniversary of the death of Lieutenant Hancock and Morant.

Following research by local historians, Grace Turner and Geordie Clark, the number of Boer War veterans was increased from twenty-nine to sixty-six. An approach was made to the Gunnedah Shire Council concerning the new names and action was taken to add the names. The names were provided to Council in May 2014 and the original plaque dating from 2002 was rehomed by Paul Lenehan. Articles were published in the Namoi Valley Independent on 15 January 2013 and 13 May 2014 and the names of those who served were published.

Inscription

Central plaque:

KITCHENER PARK, GUNNEDAH

This entrance to "Breaker Morant Drive" acknowledges Major Robert Lenehan (1865-1922)
who was Commanding Officer of the Bushveldt Carbineers

BOER WAR 1899 - 1902

Those from Gunnedah and District who served with great patriotism

[list of names]

This memorial was dedicated on 27th February, 2002

 

Left plaque:

BOER WAR 1899 - 1902

Those who served in the Boer War and
have an association with the
Gunnedah District

[list of names]

 

Right plaque:

BOER WAR 1899 - 1902

Those who served in the Boer War and
afterwards lived within Gunnedah and District

[list of names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Sergeant T Holland Boer War 1662 Colonial Military Forces A Battery, R Aust Art view
Address
Oxley Highway
Breaker Morant Drive, Kitchener Park
Gunnedah NSW 2380
Local Government Area
  • Tamworth Regional Council
Location/surrounding area
Located at the entrance to Kitchener Park, Gunnedah on the southern side of the tennis courts.
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
2001-2002; 2013-2014
Dedication date
27 February 2002; 2014
Conflict/s
Boer War

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