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South African War Memorial

— ("2nd Boer War") —

 
 
South African War Memorial - south face of the pedestal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Grace C. Miller, July 15, 2012
1. South African War Memorial - south face of the pedestal
Inscription.  
South face of pedestal:
To the memory and in honour of the
Canadians who died defending the Empire
in the South African War, 1899-1902

South face of obelisk:
Paarderberg
Dreifontein
Johannesburg
Diamond Hill
Belfast
Relief of Kimberly
Relief of Mafeking
Harts River
.
East face of obelisk:

Natal
South Africa, 1901
South Africa, 1902

West face of obelisk:

Cape Colony
Orange Free State
Transvaal
Rhodesia

 
Erected 1908.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Wars, Non-US.
 
Location. 43° 39.078′ N, 79° 23.207′ W. Marker is in Toronto, Ontario. It is in Grange Park. Memorial is on University Avenue just north of Queen Street, in the median. The Monument is on the median, facing south, opposite the Osgoode Hall driveway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320-330 University Avenue, Toronto ON M5H, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
South African War Memorial - lower south face of the obelisk image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Grace C. Miller, July 15, 2012
2. South African War Memorial - lower south face of the obelisk
"Mother Canada" and soldiers representing the Canadian infantry and cavalry contingents in the South African War.
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marker. Walter Seymour Allward, R.C.A. (a few steps from this marker); George Cox (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir William Campbell (within shouting distance of this marker); Women's Law Association of Ontario (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Osgoode Hall (about 120 meters away); University Avenue Armouries (about 120 meters away); Thanks and Remembrance (about 180 meters away); University Club of Toronto Building (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toronto.
 
Also see . . .
1. Close-up photos of Allward's bronze figures on the base of the Memorial. (Submitted on July 30, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Walter Seymour Allward 1875-1955. (Submitted on July 30, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. South African Wars 1879-1915. (Submitted on July 30, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Boer War; "Anglo-Boer War"; Walter Seymour Allward, sculptor; Sen. James Mason, the primary monument promoter.
 
South African War Memorial - west face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Grace C. Miller, July 15, 2012
3. South African War Memorial - west face
South African War Memorial - east face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Grace C. Miller, July 15, 2012
4. South African War Memorial - east face
"South African War Memorial: Dedication 1908 [sic]" image. Click for full size.
5. "South African War Memorial: Dedication 1908 [sic]"
South African War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Grace C. Miller
6. South African War Memorial
on University Avenue, viewed from the southeast
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 887 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 30, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 20, 2023