Maitland Boer War Memorial


The original memorial was a drinking fountain and a lamp stand. In 2004, a semi-circular wall to the rear of the existing monument was officially opened. The wall is made of highly polished black stone. The names of the soldiers from the area who served in the Boer War are engraved on panels attached to the wall. Mr John Price MLA made a speech in NSW Parliament on 4 June 2004 in connection to the opening.

The memorial is located south of the Maitland Aquatic Centre.


Plaque - lamp stand

Transvaal Fountain

To the Citizens of Maitland for duty done 1899-1901 Ald R.L. Pender, Mayor Ald W. McLaughlin Lt Col E Nash V.D. Trustees.

Wall - opening plaque

This Anglo-Boer War Memorial Wall was officially opened by: Maj Gen Warren E Glenny AO RFD ED Retd on Sunday 30th May 2004. John Fenwick JP President Maitland RSL. Peter Blackmore Mayor of Maitland.

Wall - dedication plaque

To the memory of the 275 volunteers from Maitland and 44 surrounding towns & the 13 volunteers who paid the Supreme Sacrifice. To all Australian, British, Allied & Afrikaner Boers who served and to those gave their lives in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. To the 56,000 Civilian Afrikaner Men, Women & Children and African Natives who died in the Concentration Camps. Clergy: Father Lex Levy Catholic; Rev. Roy Wootton Anglican; Rev. F. Brouwer Protestant.

End of wall - left side


End of wall - right side


Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Cpl W N Kelman South African Campaign view
Tpr W R McGovern South African Campaign view
Tpr W R Hulks South African Campaign view
Tpr W R Pickett South African Campaign view
TRPTR W R Papworth South African Campaign view
L/Cpl W R Fishburn South African Campaign view
Fr/Sgt W T Gillies South African Campaign view
Tpr W W Watts South African Campaign view
Tpr W W Macdonald South African Campaign view
Maitland Park
Blomfield Street
Maitland NSW 2320
Local Government Area
  • Maitland, City of
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Fountain/Drinking fountain
  • Wall
Recorded by
Mr Robert McLardy
Established Date format: 
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  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902

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