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.
by means of
to perpetuate the memory
Hay District Volunteers
who lost their lives
in the South African war 1899-1902
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.
killed in action, 21st May, 1901.
John Mair. Lieut.
killed in action, 6th June, 1901.