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Boer Wars Memorials and Monuments
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Description:
Memorials, Monuments and Graves dedicated to the Boer Wars.

This category seeks to waymark all Boer Wars Memorials, Monuments and Graves large and small, located throughout the world. This category will accept memorials and monuments erected by organizations, villages, towns, cities, counties, and nations to honor soldiers as a group and individual soldiers of the Boer Wars. The category is updated: Please read all requirements.
Expanded Description:

First Boer War: December 16, 1880 - March 23, 1881

AKA: First Anglo-Boer War, First Freedom War, Transvaal Rebellion, Transvaal War

The First Boer War was fought between the United Kingdom and Boers of the Transvaal; known as the South African Republic while under British administration. The war resulted in a Boer victory and eventual independence of the South African Republic.

Second Boer War: October 11, 1899 - May 31, 1902

AKA: Boer War, Anglo-Boer War, Second Freedom War, Second War of Independence, South African War

The Second Boer War was fought between Great Britain and the two Boer (Afrikaner) republics: the South African Republic (Transvaal) and the Orange Free State: that resulted in a British victory.

The Second Boer War remains the most terrible and destructive modern armed conflict in South Africa's history.

The Second Boer War was the first time that Australian and New Zealand troops had fought abroad. Sixty-two percent of the first contingent were New Zealand-born. They were known as the New Zealand mounted rifles and they wore a fern leaf symbol. Eventually 6,495 men and 800 horses were sent. About 16,000 Australians and 8,000 Canadians fought in South Africa.

As of June 22, 2022
Boer Wars Memorials and Monuments will accept any Memorial and Monument dedicated to those who served in the First and/or Second Boer War. These can be collectively, as a group, or as an individual memorial or monument. This category will now also accept grave markers/headstones located in a cemetery. (detailed requirements provided below)

Instructions for Posting a Boer Wars Memorials and Monuments Waymark:
  • Any Boer War memorial, monument or grave marker submitted to this category must be accessible to the public and in public view.
  • Provide a minimum of three (3) photographs. Include a close up of the memorial, monument or grave marker, an overview and the inscription. The inscription is required to be transcribed and included in the long description. Additional photographs are always encouraged.
  • In the long description we require a personal narrative (minimum 3 sentences) about your experience at the location, its surroundings, unique features, etc. Include the Boer War reference, (as inscribed), number of individuals honored, if applicable, some information about the location (name the cemetery, park, plaza, area, etc.), describe the memorial, monument or grave marker, approximate size of the memorial or monument. The 3 sentence requirement is in addition to any copied text and must be the first entry in the long description.
  • If you are using text from any source, you are required to enclose it in "quotation marks" and provide a source link below the quoted text. This will distinguish it from the personal narrative. You have the option to use a blockquote, providing the source link within.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Any Boer War memorial, monument or gravestone submitted is required to have an inscribed reference to a Boer War, whether it be First, Second or an alternate name. If not so inscribed you are required to provide a reference supporting this claim. Copied, quoted text with a link to the memorial/monument is acceptable. No exceptions.
  • Grave Markers/Headstones
  • Include: Name of cemetery, specific area (veterans, mausoleum, family plot, etc. (if applicable) Some history of the cemetery, approximate number of graves (link to Find a Grave if available, or other source.
    The picture requirement applies as stated above and you must provide a transcription of the grave marker.
    There MUST be a reference to a Boer War, whether First or Second, or an alternate name, or battle, inscribed on the grave marker or citation. We will NOT accept Killed In Action.
    Submit those to: Graves Mentioning a Cause of Death
    Provide as much information as possible about the individual, provide a source link, and “quote” information or enclose within a blockquote.
  • The waymarker must personally obtain GPS coordinates.
  • An English translation is required, however multi-lingual submissions are encouraged.
  • Naming requirement: NO tilde (~) or double hyphens (--) are allowed in the title.
    Include in the title the name of the individual as inscribed on the memorial or grave marker and, if applicable, city and state/province. Please omit from the title any physical address and other descriptors, such as: name of cemetery, park/plaza, etc.
    Abbreviations are acceptable for state or province.
    Country is optional.

    (This is for a grave marker or individual memorial)
    Example: Lt. George Smith – New York City, NY

    Example: First Boer War - Lörrach, BW, Germany
    Example: Second Boer War - Calgary, Alberta
    Example Anglo-Boer War - Bloemfontein, South Africa
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Enjoy your visit, provide a photo and tell your story.
Category Settings:
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  • Boer War Website
  • First Boer War (Alternate Name)
  • Second Boer War (Alternate Name)
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A memorial to four locals

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 11/16/2018

last visited: never

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To the Honour of the Bathurst men who served in the South African War

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member SamWalkers

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 7/25/2011

last visited: 5/21/2018

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Orange South African Memorial, Orange, NSW, Austalia

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Pensive Travellers

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 1/23/2009

last visited: 5/11/2017

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A memorial commemorating the Parramatta Lancer's contribution to the Boer War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Riblit

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 11/20/2010

last visited: 10/16/2017

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