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01-March-2015
01-March-2015
Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

Memorial tablet erected by friends in memory of Will Christie of the Bushmen's Contingent.  Christie died during the Boer War at Rustenburg, South Africa on 7th December 1900.

Cheltenham. The Rev. Stanley Low, of Christ Church, Dingley, will preach a sermon at the unveiling of the memorial tablet to the memory of the late Will Christie, of the Bushmens' Contingent. The ceremony will be performed by Colonel Tom Price, an old Brighton boy. The popular Captain Ham will also take part. The Company is also to parade with the head-quarters band.
Brighton Southern Cross (Vic), 6 July 1901.

Location

Address:161 Park Road (cnr Park Road & Nepean Highway), St Matthew`s Anglican, Old Church Building, Cheltenham, 3192
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.965469
Long: 145.057189
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:07-December-1900
Actual Event End Date:07-December-1900
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:July-1901
Front Inscription

  In Memory Of
WILL CHRISTIE
      Of The
Bushmen's Contingent
  S.African War,
Died At Rustenburg
   7th Dec.1900
Erected By His Friends
As A Memorial Of
Noble Deeds Done By
     Australians

Source: VWHI, MA
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