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Re: Natal Carbineer casualties - D.M. Gray 9 years 3 months ago #4048

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Hi Adrian

I had missed Izabel's comment about the original burial site. I suspect that it must have been near the Chieveley camp, which was not far from the site where Churchill was captured. There is still a cemetery at Chieveley, which includes the grave of Freddie Roberts VC, the most famous of the Colenso casualties. I wonder if the Carbineers' casualties were buried away from this cemetery and were thus in need of being moved to a safer place?

Not that the Chieveley Cemetery is a safe place. It has been vandalised in the past. It was restored a few years ago, apparently by volunteers and/or money from the UK. Since it is isolated, except from neighbours who are unlikely to be considerate, it is probably as vulnerable as the Ntombi Cenetery at Ladysmith, which was vandalised a few months ago.

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Re: Natal Carbineer casualties - D.M. Gray 9 years 3 months ago #4049

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Hello Brett,

Thanks for the reply. Next time I go to Ladysmith I shall take the back/old road through Colenso and have a look. That of course dependent on how many of us there are and what metalic back up we have !!! :S

It's a crying shame that nothing is safe these days.

Adrian
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Re: Natal Carbineer casualties - D.M. Gray 9 years 3 months ago #4051

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Adrian

You are wise to be cautious!

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