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03-December-2014
03-December-2014

Photographs supplied by Karen Standen / Neil Follett

An obelisk commemorates Corporal Walter Clement Briggs who died during the South African (Boer) War.

The stone in memory of the late Corporal W. C. Briggs, who was killed while on active service in South Africa, has been erected in front of Mr. Thomas' store on the State school reserve. The fence around it is not completed yet. Mr. Briggs, senr., is doing all the work himself, and has made a real good job of it.  It will look very well when completed. I think it is the Intention of the committee to have an unveiling later on.— "Courier."
Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic),  26 December 1903.

Location

Address:Back Cudgewa Road, Cudgewa, 3705
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.185793
Long: 147.778359
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:30-August-1901
Actual Event End Date:30-August-1901
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd January, 1904
Front Inscription

In Memory Of 
Corporal 
WALTER CLEMENT 
BRIGGS
Aged 30 Years

Who Died Fighting For 
His Country
In The Ranks Of The 
South African 
Constabulary

August 30th 1901.

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP,VWHI
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