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The plaque commemorates Sergeant Robert Berry and Acting Corporal John MacFarlane who were killed in the Battle of Onverwacht Hills on the 4th January 1902 during the South African (Boer) War. 



Address:Clewley Street, Croll Memorial Precinct , Corinda, 4075
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.537771
Long: 152.980987
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:04-January-1902
Actual Event End Date:04-January-1902


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Boer War 1899-1902
Of the 23,000 Colonials and Australians who served in the Boer War, many were from the Sherwood district. Local residents were also among the 1,000 casualties who died in battle, from wounds or from sickness. 

This plaque honours the memory of those from the Sherwood district who were killed in action at the Battle of Onverwacht Hills on 4th January 1902 as commemorated by the memorial that was erected in their memory at Sherwood Cemetery by their families, friends and the wider Sherwood district community. 

[Inscription etching]

This moument is erected by friends

In memory of Sergeant Robert Edwin Berry aged 23 years.

And Acting Corporal John MacFarlane Aged 21 years 5th Q.I.B.

Killed in action at Onverwacht, Transvaal, South Africa,
4th January 1902.

Source: MA
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