MHHV member organisation the Camberwell RSL has announced that it will make a $5,000 contribution to the National Boer War Memorial Fund.
The Boer War 1899-1902 was the first war fought by our nation. More than 23,000 Australian men and women served in it.
Almost 1,000 Australians died; our third most costly war in terms of loss of life. Some 43,000 Australian horses also went, none returned.
The memorial has been allocated a prime site on ANZAC Parade, Canberra. Bronze statues will depict a four man mounted patrol at 150% life size, landscaped in the style of the South African veldt.
Total cost of Memorial project estimated at $4.9 million. Subject to funding, due for dedication 31 May 2017.
MHHV commends this contribution by one of our valued members.
For more information or to make a donation see http://www.bwm.org.au/fund/
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