I was fascinated to come across the South Africa and China War Memorial in the median reserve in Whitehorse Road at Box Hill (long story why I was there). The memorial commemorates men from the district who served in either the Boer war in South Africa or the Boxer Rebellion in China, between 1899 and 1902. The adjacent board states that it’s the only known memorial to those from Victoria who served in the “China War” and the inscription on the memorial refers to the volunteers who responded to the Empire’s call.
The board also states that the monument was originally located at the corner of Whitehorse Road and Station Street, and was relocated to its present position at some stage between 1914 and 1920. It’s at the other end of the median strip to the White Horse statue.
The Boxer rebellion was to an extent a reaction against Western settlement in China. Hence, the location of this monument in Box Hill, where today the non-English signage outweighs that in English, is certainly ironic!