Boer War Memorial - Bega, NSW, Australia
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S 36° 40.677 E 149° 50.750
55H E 754304 N 5937078
Quick Description: This memorial granite obelisk is up the hill from the Memorial Swimming Pool, in Bega Park.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 4/2/2019 7:32:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM10AMQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
A tall grey granite, four-sided obelisk stands on the gentle grassed hillside above the Bega Memorial Pool, near a modern Playground. It has the areas where the soldiers fought, chiseled directly into the obelisk, with four dark granite tablets placed around it, giving the names of the local men who went to the Boer War.

The Australian Heritage Database website gives the following description of it:
"Approximately 5 metres high; of grey granite with black granite name tablets; a thick obelisk on a circular base, names of battlefields on the pedestal base, with name tablets on the shaft; at the base of the shaft are shell-shaped protrusions."
Australian Heritage Database: Boer Memorial, [Indicative place], Bega.

The northern facing side has the following inscriptions (and plaque):


Erected by
The people of Bega and
District in honor of
the officers and men
hailing therefore who
took part in Boer War

Killed or Died

Abrahams W. killed

Fulton A.T. killed

Kirkland W. killed

McCracken J. killed

McNamara P.J. killed

Stevenson J.H. died

Goodsell I. died


On another side of the grey granite obelisk is a black granite tablet, that starts the 'alphabetical listing' of those who went to the Boer War, starting with the officers. The chiselled inscription has been highlighted in white, as follows:
Names of volunteers sent
direct from Bega and
District and those District
Men sent from other parts.
O'Brien W. E. Major D.S.D.
Marshall J. Sgn. Cpt.
Bathgate J. B. Lt.
Hardaker B. T. Lt.
Attrill C. H. Sgt.
Schaefer T. A. Far. Sgt.
Stiles A. T. Cpl,
Young H. Cpl.
Wall J. F. Cpl.
Abrahams W.
Armstrong A.
Alcock J.
Arnold H. A.
Bull E. C.
Beck W.
Ball H. M.
On another side of the obelisk is another black granite tablet, with the following white-highlighted inscription:
Names Continued
Byrne P. J.
Baldwin T.
Childs J.
Casey E.
Davidson W.
Davis E.
Fulton A. T.
Glass C.
Goodsell I.
Goodsell D.
Hawes E. C.
Healey M. J.
Hopkins J.
Hayden P.
James A.
Jaggers D.
Kirkland W.
Logan J.
Maples H. J.
With the final dark granite tablet with less highlighted names of the remaining inscriptions:
Names Continued
McDonald D. J.
McGracken J.
McGrath H.J.
McNamara T.
McNamara P. J.
Mooney F.
Pearce R.
Quin L. van
Rixon P.
Simmonds M. J.
Smith A. A.
Seccombe R.
Stevenson J.H.
Waterson L.
Wall P. E.
Weppler R.
White John
White Joseph
Salway J. H. died

Visited: 1249, Saturday, 29 December, 2018
[Found after attending a nearby Church, to catch up with a High School classmate of some 40 years prior, while on my way to camp with 2,000 youth in Victoria from New Years Day.]

Which Boer War?: Not listed

Boer War Website: Not listed

First Boer War (Alternate Name): Not listed

Second Boer War (Alternate Name): Not listed

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