Erected in 1903, the statue is of a Canadian Mounted Rifleman built to commemorate the service of Canadian soldiers in Britain's South African campaign. The wide, relatively short weeping trees surrounding the fountain are Weeping Camperdown Elm. This unique tree is produced by grafting weeping branches onto a standard trunk. The dramatically majestic Weeping Beech Boer War Memorial Fountain is a favourite shade spot in the Public Gardens.
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