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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 1 year 3 weeks ago #59698

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I was looking into Hugo H P De Burgh, CMR who was killed at Wepener on 11 April 1900.

This uncovered the sad tale that his brother, Colonel De Burgh visited the grave and erected a wooden cross made from a window frame. The wooden cross was replaced by a headstone and the original was taken back to Ireland to the De Burgh plot in Maudlings cemetery, Naas, Kildare

A picture of the grave in Naas (from: historicgraves.com/graveyard/maudlins/kd-mdln )



Is that date 1906?
Dr David Biggins
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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 1 year 3 weeks ago #59722

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Yes, 1906. I had a look in Palmer and SAFF (under CMR) and could not find any entry. Was Hugo H.P.DeBurgh a "missed entry" in the casualty lists?
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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 1 year 3 weeks ago #59727

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De Burge is clearly shown in Watt as killed and interred at Jammersberg Drift, although, the date shown is the 10th of April rather than the 11th.
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