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Photo album from someone in the APOC 1 week 2 days ago #66355

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The owner of the three albums has found a newspaper obituary that potentially relates to the photographer of these albums, Charles Arthur Briggs.



This is certainly a possibility as he is listed in the APOC rolls for the QSA and KSA and earned the same clasps as the other men named in the photographs.
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Photo album from someone in the APOC 1 week 2 days ago #66364

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From Find My Past...… Mike

First name(s) C A
Last name Briggs
Service number 379
Rank Private
Regiment Army Post Office Corps
Rolls WO100/230
Biography
Country Great Britain
Record set Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902
Category Military Service & Conflict
Subcategory Boer Wars
Collections from Great Britain, UK None
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Past-President Calgary
Military Historical Society
O.M.R.S. 1591
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Interestingly, Briggs was promoted to Sergeant, after Vereeniging, on the 9th of July 1902, he was subsequently discharged with the rank of Sergeant on the 9th of January 1906, he had originally joined the Corps on the 10th of January 1900.
I've always wondered no matter how good a soldier you were, you would be discharged from the Corps at the point you actually left the GPO, I suppose the Official Secrets Act became an issue.
He would fight again during the Great War, but, this time with the Infantry, certainly a real character.


djb wrote: The owner of the three albums has found a newspaper obituary that potentially relates to the photographer of these albums, Charles Arthur Briggs.



This is certainly a possibility as he is listed in the APOC rolls for the QSA and KSA and earned the same clasps as the other men named in the photographs.

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The Army Post Office at Springfontein, ORC



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The grave of Private Tuffin, APOC, killed 7 June 1900



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The Raadzaal, Bloemfontein



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