Shellharbour War Memorial - (Southern Face) Boer War

Description

The memorial is a two piece marble and concrete monument. A white marble top is positioned on a concrete plinth (approximately 1 metre high by 1 metre wide by 1 metre deep). The memorial is about 2.2 metres in height. On three faces of the concrete plinth are marble memorial stones.

The southern face commemorates the Great War 1914 – 1919 ( See Also), the East and West faces commemorate World War II 1939 – 1945 (See Also). The northern face is blank. The southern face of the upper marble monument commemorates the British Boer War.

Inscription

[The upper monument contains the original dedication which recognised the sacrifice of one of Shellharbour’s residents in the South African Campaign of 1899 – 1902. The wording is in four parts]:

THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED
By
Public Subscription
In Memory of
Samuel Charles Atchison

WHO WAS KILLED AT RENSBURG
SOUTH AFRICA
ON THE 22ND FEBRUARY 1900
WHILE IN ACTIVE SERVICE
IN THE BRITISH-BOER WAR

AGED 24 YEARS

WAIT UNTIL THOU HAST FOUGHT
THE NOBLE STRIFE,
AND WON: THROUGH JESUS CHRIST
THE CROWN OF LIFE

Below this inscription is a small bronze plaque commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sacrifice made by Samuel Charles Atkinson. This plaque was placed by Shellharbour Council and the Albion Park and Warilla sub-branches of the RSL.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Samuel Charles Atchison South African Campaign KIA view
Address
Caroline Chisholm Park, Addison Street
Shellharbour NSW 2529
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Lake Illawarra High School (Students: Rebekah Bentley, Tanya Lincoln, Alison James)
Established date
Dedication date

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