Timaru South African War memorial

Timaru South African War memorial Timaru South African War memorial Timaru South African War memorial

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Timaru South African War memorial Timaru South African War memorial

Timaru South African War memorial. 

Inscription

North panel

"THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF TIMARU AND DISTRICTS TO THE MEMORY OF THEIR SOLDIER SONS WHO DIED IN ACTION OR FROM WOUNDS OR DISEASE DURING THE BOER WAR 1899-1902"

"THEY DESERVE WELL OF THEIR COUNTRY"

East panel

Sergeant

F A Baron

II SA Light Horse

Sergeant

F Kirton

 

Farrier Sgt

R F Smith

H.N.Z Contingent

Trooper

E R Barrar

V Contingent

Trooper

F Bourn

II Contingent

Trooper

J Butler

III Contingent

Trooper

D Clarke

V Contingent

Trooper

J Counihan

VII Contingent

Trooper

T M Freeman

II Contingent

Trooper

J Lund

X Contingent

Trooper

W Mathews

VI Contingent

Trooper

C D Merry

VI Contingent

Trooper

W N Moffatt

III Contingent

Trooper

W C Monahan

VII Contingent

West panel


Corporal

W Byne

I Contingent

Corporal

D Fogarty

X Contingent

Lance Corp

W Roddick

VII Contingent

Lance Corp

D McKay

V Contingent

Lance Corp

T L Scott

III Contingent

Lance Corp

G [C] E Smith (see comments at end of page)

III Contingent

Lance Corp

W Stevenson

VII Contingent

Lance Corp

E Ward

IX Contingent

Lance Corp

A J Whitney

VII Contingent

 

R C Coker

Kitchener's Scouts

Pvt

W D Harrison

Imperial Light Infantry

Trooper

H O'Hagan

SA Light Horse

Trooper

W D Harrison

Imperial Light Infantry

Major

A G Mahan

 

South panel

"THIS TABLET BEARS THE NAMES OF THE MEN WHO SERVED IN SOUTH AFRICA AND WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919"

Lt Colonel

C E Thomas

Main Body NZEF

Capt

L O'Callaghan

XVIII Reinforcements

Sgt

W Rutherford

Main Body NZEF

Sgt

H Collins

III Reinforcements

Corp

P Campbell

VII Reinforcements

Gunner

W Andrews

IX Reinforcements

Pvt

W A Wall

Main Body NZEF

Pvt

C F N Minifie

XI Reinforcements

Pvt

J L Graham

XII Reinforcements

Pvt

W Gosling

IX Reinforcements

Trooper

D A J Ferguson

VII Reinforcements

Corp

G W Saunderson

II Reinforcements

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Posted: 29 Apr 2012

Marion, I am sure you are correct with this. I looked up Charles Edward Smith's service record which confirms he was from Timaru. I've added some notes to his soldier page, including a link to his service record.
I'll update this page as well. What we don't know is whether this is a transcription error or if the initials are wrong on the memorial, if any one can help with this please email us at info@nzhistory.net.nz
Regards, Jamie Mackay

M J Hansen, Kapiti Coast, NZ.

Posted: 29 Apr 2012

Can you check whether G E Smith, is supposed to be Lance Corporal C E Smith, Third Contingent, from Timaru. I am told that my grandmother's brother, Charles Edward Smith, son of Thomas & Ellen Usley Smith, died while overseas in the Boer War. It would be unusual to make an error in the initials on the plaque. Perhaps it is simply an error on this page.
Marion J Hansen