South African War Memorial

Municipality/Province: Ottawa, ON

Memorial Number: 35059-016

Type: bronze statue and stone shaft

Address: 123 Laurier Avenue West

Location: Confederation Park

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 44.2295319   Long: -76.4798300

Contributor: Will Thompson; updates from Richard Turcotte

Photo Credit: Will Thompson; Hellmut Shade, Richard Turcotte

The following information provided by the City of Ottawa Archives: A penny collection from 30,000 school children helped to raise the funds for this monument to the Ottawa volunteers who died in the South African War. Made by the sculptor, Hamilton MacCarthy, it was installed here in 1969, after several moves. Its original location was near the old City Hall which used to stand on Elgin Street. Some believe that the model for the soldier was the sculptor's son, Coeur de Lion MacCarthy, who made many of the carvings for the Centre Block. Other works by the father include the Champlain monument at Nepean Point and that of Ottawa mayor, Samuel Bingham, in Notre-Dame Cemetery in Vanier.

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Inscription found on memorial

[upper plaque/plaque du haut]

ERECTED BY 30,000 CHILDREN OF OTTAWA AND ADJOINING COUNTIES IN MEMORY OF
TPTR. G. BRADLEY
DR. R. BRADLEY
GR. E. PIGOTT
CPL. W.S. BRADY
PTE. O.T. BURNS
PTE. H. COTTON
CPL. C. THOMAS
PTE. E. DESLAURIERS
PTE. W.A. HULL
PTE. Z.R.E. LEWIS
PTE. F.J. LIVING
PTE. E. MCINTOSH
PTE. W.H.J. ROSS

WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR
1900 - 1901

[lower plaque/plaque du bas]

CE MONUMENT A ÉTÉ ÉRIGE GRÂCE À LA GÉNÉROSITÉ DE 30000 ENFANTS D’OTTAWA ET DES COMTÉS AVOISINANTS. IL HONORE LA MÉMOIRE DES PERSONNES DONT LE NOM APPARAIT CE-DESSUS ET QUI ONT PERDU LA VIE DURANT LA GUERRE DES BOERS DE 1899 – 1902.

NATIONAL CAPITAL COMMISSION
COMMISSION DE LA CAPITALE NATIONALE



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