The Boer War Memorial Society of Western Australia Inc. (BWMSWA) is established to promote the preservation of the South African War Memorial in Kings Park and the education of all West Australians about Western Australia’s involvement in, and commitment to, the Boer War of 1899-1902.
The Boer War is the only war in which Western Australia, as a separate entity, was represented by the contingents that were sent overseas to South Africa.
The aims of the Society are to:
The Society also seeks to remember the service of those who fought and died in the war by holding a commemoration service at the memorial each year in late May, early June.
The Committee of the BWMSWA consists of the following dedicated volunteers, many of whom are direct descendants of Boer War veterans:
President – Mr David Thomas
Secretary – Maj (Retd.) Paul Prickett CSM
Treasurer – Mr Brendan Cook FIPA, FTI
Historian – Mr John R. Sweetman
Musical Director – Ms Moira Wilson
General Committee – Mrs Barbara Horgan
The Committee wishes to acknowledge the service of founding Member and former Secretary, Mr Kevin Bovill and to thank him for his tireless efforts in establishing the Society.
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