Brantford Boer War Monument


Brantford, Ontario

The Boer War Memorial was erected in 1903, in memory of Boer War heros and casualties.

During the Boer threat in South Africa in 1899, thirty Brantford men volunteered to serve with either the Canadian or British units. The victory of the Boer War gave the City of Brantford their first war heros and war casualties, therefore, a memorial was commissioned.

The Monument was the artistic work of Hamilton McArthur of Ottawa. A soldier of the Queen ready for battle is mounted on the granite base. On each of the four sides of the base are bronze panels. One pictures the three Brantford heros who were fatalities and the remaining depict the respective battles where each lost his life. The Monument is further adorned with a Howitzer cannon. In 1903, the Boer War Memorial was dedicated on Victory Day.

The Boer War Memorial is located in Jubilee Terrance Park that was officially designated as a park during the city celebrations of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The base of the Monument continues to be surrounded by a planting bed as it was originally.

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