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Intombi 9 years 5 months ago #12240

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Hello Brett,
I very much like your photo above this post from 1903, the large obelisk's are really quite superb, again, I'd love to see a "then and now" comparision photograph, it is very sad when such sites are not respected, however, I suppose that for many people, this is all very old history.
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At a recent meeting of Durban medallers, I asked about Intombi, since I had in mind to get a photo of the grave of Trooper H C Gorton, Imperial Light Horse. The host for the afternoon told us that there is no longer a safe entry to the cemetery, since a squatter settlement abuts it. It may in fact have invaded the cemetery by now.

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Intombi 9 years 2 months ago #14286

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Frank, you may find what you are looking for here. I took these pictures in August last year. Although not a good photo of the memorial, the one picture shows the grave of Trooper HC Gorton.I will attach it in a separate post. Find below the general view of the site as it is now.




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Intombi 9 years 2 months ago #14287

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The separate Jewish grave of Pte. J.B Cohen (679) of the Natal Carbineers. This stands some 30 or so meters from the main cemetery


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Intombi 9 years 2 months ago #14288

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The memorial with Trooper H.C Gorton. Note there is a general memorial with hundreds of names on and then a separate monument for the ILH. I didn't get a clear shot of the ILH memorial but his name is on there. If I get a chance to return I will get some more photos of the site. As it was getting dark at the time i really hurried to get the shots done. As you can see it was a sunset shoot.

The Large Memorial


Trooper Gorton's name on the memorial


The ILH memorial in the foreground, name is not visible on this as it is on the
back of the memorial.


The memorial is on the left of the photo. Asyou can see it was not the subject of my picture.


Cropped the memorial. Not sure you can make out the names on this but Trooper Gorton is on the right plane of the memorial.
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Intombi 9 years 2 months ago #14290

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Great pictures. Thank you Wazat
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Thanks, it was a bit of a rush due to the sun setting and with a squatter camp nearby, i wanted to get in and out as quick as possible. Will try get there earlier next time.

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