Maitland Boer War Memorial

Description

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.

Inscription

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

LEST WE FORGET

End of wall - right side

LAAT ONS NIE VERGEET NIE

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Pte C H Mitchell South African Campaign view
Pte C J Coombs South African Campaign view
Sgt C J Williams South African Campaign view
Tpr C S Browne South African Campaign view
Tpr C T Hill South African Campaign view
L/Cpl C W Coulter South African Campaign view
Pte D Wilson South African Campaign view
L/Cpl D Cumming South African Campaign view
Lt D J Stewart South African Campaign view
Pte E Bowcock South African Campaign view
Address
Maitland Park
Blomfield Street
Maitland NSW 2320
Local Government Area
  • Maitland, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Fountain/Drinking fountain
  • Wall
Recorded by
Mr Robert McLardy
Established Date format: 
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Conflict/s
  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902

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