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Hay Boer War Memorial

Hay Boer War Memorial
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Description / Background

The memorial in Hay Park commemorates the Hay District volunteers who lost their lives in the South African war. The memorial, in the form of a monumental drinking fountain, is constructed of granite, on a blue-stone base. The bottom section is made of axed grey granite and the sections from drinking taps upward are of polished red Aberdeen granite. The total height of the memorial is approximately 17 feet. The memorial was built by Messrs. A. and G. Ballantine, of Melbourne.


Eastern face


by means of

shilling subscriptions

to perpetuate the memory

of the

Hay District Volunteers

who lost their lives

in the South African war 1899-1902

Southern face

Alick M. Aberline,

died of wounds, 28th Sept 1900.

Peter J. Clancy

killed in action, 25th Octr, 1900.

Thomas C. Robertson

killed in action, 21st Novr, 1900.

William Regan

killed in action, 21st May, 1901.

John Mair. Lieut.

killed in action, 6th June, 1901.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Pte Alexander McFarlane Aberline South African (Boer) War 1225 Mounted Infantry Lichtenburg view
Pte Peter James Clancy South African (Boer) War 279 Mounted Infantry Pretoria view
Lieut John Mair South African (Boer) War Mounted Infantry Reitz view
Pte William Regan South African (Boer) War Mounted Infantry Mandesfontein view
Private Thomas Cunningham Robertson South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902 485 South Africa 1899 - 1902 view

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Hay Park
Pine Street
Hay NSW 2711
Local Government Area
Hay Shire
Memorial type
Fountain/Drinking fountain
Recorded by
Ian Beissel, Hay Historical Society Inc.
Year of construction
Dedication date
06 May 1903
South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902