Hector MacDonald - Fremantle , Western Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg
S 32° 03.452 E 115° 44.707
50H E 381539 N 6452498
Quick Description: An obelisk and drinking fountain to a Boer War hero
Location: Western Australia, Australia
Date Posted: 4/29/2015 12:39:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMNT4N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
Views: 7

Long Description:
Hector Macdonald was the son of a crofter and began his military career as a private in the British army, and later became a Major General. He dstinguished himself during the Boer War when he saved the British army from total destruction at the Battle of Omdurman.
Sir Hector MacDonald KCB, DSO committed suicide in a Paris hotel in 1903
The memorial was erected on the instigaton of the Caledonian Society.
An attatched plaque is inscribed with the words :-

Water fountain in memory of "Fighting Mac"
Major General Sir Hector McDonald

Commissioned by the Caledonian Society for
the sum of L80 in 1907. Plans and specifications
were provided by Stead Bros, Fremantle

2014 Restoration
Ironwork- Brad Jackson, Zen Ironworks, O'Connor
Stonework- Piero Casllatl, Fremantle.
Website with more information on either the memorial or the person(s) it is dedicated to: [Web Link]

Location: The Esplanade

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