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Hugh Carberry, Transvaal Irish Brigade - fell at the Battle of Modder Spruit 4 weeks 2 days ago #71319

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In St Patrick's Cathedral Cemetery, Armagh, and it appears to be the second-tallest memorial or monument in the cemetery, seeming to have been placed at the most-commanding spot. It will be very interesting to see what coverage his death got in the local Armagh press at the time - the Irish and Local Studies Library, in Armagh, isn't currently accessible.



ERECTED BY A FEW IRISH PATRIOTS#
TO THE MEMORY OF
HUGH CARBERRY , OF ARMAGH,
A VOLUNTEER OF THE TRANSVAAL
IRISH BRIGADE
WHO FELL AT THE BATTLE OF MODDER SPRUIT
23RD OCT 1899. AGED 32 YEARS.
BRAVELY FIGHTING FOR THE BOERS
AND THEIR INDEPENDENCE,
AND AGAINST THE UNJUST AGGRESSION
OF ENGLAND.

R. I. P.


The inscription reads
GOD
AND
COUNTRY.

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Hugh Carberry, Transvaal Irish Brigade - fell at the Battle of Modder Spruit 4 weeks 2 days ago #71320

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The rear of the monument.



The inscription reads -
WHAT RIGHTS
THE BRAVE?
THE SWORD.



At the right, and on the front of the base, below the inscription -


I found the following piece online, as part of a Twitter post -

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