Location: N 44° 03.056 W 079° 27.500 Located in the Veteran's Memorial Park, at the southeast corner of Church Street and D'Arcy Street.
Young local hero, died during the Boer War in South Africa. A member of the Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry, 2nd(Special Service) Battalion "C" Company. Private Wesley Haines died of Enteric Fever on the 6th of June, 1900. He is buried in the Braamfontein Garden of Remebrance in Johannesburg. His service number was 4272.
The memorial featuring a bust in his likeness was erected in the Veteran's Memorial Park, which also features several other memorials, but this is the only memorial dedicated to an individual, in this park.
IN MEMORY OF
PTE W. HAINES
MEMBER OF 2ND BATTALION
ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT
WHO DIED FOR HIS QUEEN
AND COUNTRY IN
6th OF JUNE 1900
AGED 19 YEARS
Commemorated on Page 15 of the South African War Book of Remembrance, and his grave marker from
BRAAMFONTEIN GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE (JOHANNESBURG)