Maitland Town Hall Boer War Memorial

A polished wooden plaque with 2 rifles of the era forming an arch over the plaque. Robert McLardyA marble plaque set on the wall inside the foyer of the Maitland Town Hall A marble plaque set on the wall inside the foyer of the Maitland Town Hall A polished wooden plaque with 2 rifles of the era forming an arch over the plaque.A polished wooden plaque with 2 rifles of the era forming an arch over the plaque. Robert McLardyMaitland Town Hall - Robert McLardyA polished wooden plaque with 2 rifles of the era forming an arch over the plaque. Robert McLardyA polished wooden plaque with 2 rifles of the era forming an arch over the plaque. Robert McLardy
Description

The Town Hall features two Boer War memorials:

  • a wooden memorial plaque and two guns commemerating those who served.
  • a white marble tablet commemorating Fred Avard. This memorial was dedicated on 4 July 1901.

Note: For access to the memorials, visit the Council office next door.

Inscription

Wooden plaque

Presented to the West Maitland Borough Council by The Imperial Government in commemoration of valuable service rendered in South Africa 1899-1901 by volunteers from West Maitland District.

White marble plaque

In memory of trooper Fred Avard, who died 11th October 1900 at Carolina, Transvaal, South Africa. From the effects of wounds received in action. This tablet is erected by his comrades, “Members of the Maitland Lancers,” in recognition of his sterling and soldierly qualities.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Trooper Fred AVARD Boer War DOW 11.10.1900 Maitland Lancers Transvaal view
Address
281 High Street,
Maitland Town Hall,
Maitland NSW 2320
Local Government Area
  • Maitland, City of
Setting
  • Building – inside
Recorded by
Photographs and information by Peter Levarre-Waters and Robert McLardy
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Conflict/s
  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902

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