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Boer War Commemoration

A wreath laying to honour the service and sacrifice of Australians in the Boer War.

27 June 2021 12:00 pm - 27 June 2021 12:30 pm
Second World War Forecourt, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Free admission
Accessible venue
Child friendly

This service pays tribute to those who took part in the Boer War, fought in South Africa from 1899-1902. As part of the British Empire, the 6 Australian colonies supplied troops until 1901. From then, these troops came from the new Australian Commonwealth.

An estimated 16,000 Australians fought in the Boer War, with 600 casualties. Six Australian soldiers also received the Victoria Cross for their actions in battle. 

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Shrine representatives:

  • Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
  • Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

Reviewed 27 May 2021

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