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03-December-2014 (Karen Standen)
03-December-2014 (Karen Standen)

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An obelisk commemorates Corporal Walter Clement Briggs who was killed in action in 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.


Address:Back Cudgewa Road, Cudgewa, 3705
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.185793
Long: 147.778359
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:30-August-1901
Actual Event End Date:30-August-1901


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.

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