Sunday, August 5, 2012

Anglo Boer War soldier

With the fairly recent upgrade of the market square area in front of the Uitenhage town hall, the Anglo Boer War Memorial have been moved and is now positioned a bit more prominently.  The monument was unveiled in 1904 and contains the names of Uitenhage citizens who died in the Anglo Boer War fought between 1899 and 1902.  The interesting fact about the life-size soldier that forms part of the monument is that it was based on the likeness of an actual soldier who was based in King William’s Town at the time.


  1. Uitenhage had its own Town Guard during the War, as well a a fightinbg corps named the Uitenhage Volunteer Rifles.