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Ballarat Boer War Memorial, Australia

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  • Lieut. John Bell Kelly (1869 - 1901)
    " Kelly, John Frederick, 1869-1901 (aka John Bell Kelly) Born in the sub-district of Cloonbur No. 1, at Oughterard in County Galway, Ireland on 28 December 1869. John immigrated to Australia in around ...

The Ballarat Boer War Memorial, on Stuart Street, was erected on 1st November 1906. The memorial consists of a bronze statue featuring two soldiers mounted on horseback, on a stone pedestal. It lists the names of the two hundred and thirty-eight fallen 'Victorians Who Died for the Empire' during the Boer War.

Bravery and mateship are beautifully captured in the bronze Boer War Memorial, 1906. Sculptor James White’s work is taken straight from the battlegrounds and is today a much-photographed homage.