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Intombi 8 years 7 months ago #12230

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The Ntombi Cemetery.

The photograph below is from the collection of John Parker, Botha's Hill. It was taken in 1903 looking east, with Umbulwana in the background. John gives the following credit:
"From an album of original photographs & drawings compiled in 1908, and given to me by Dr Stan Kaplan, 1976."


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Intombi 8 years 7 months ago #12231

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Frank

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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One of the earliest interments in the Intombi Cemetery was that of 4257 Private G Pearce, 19th Hussars, in Grave No. 4, who died on 15 November 1899 of meningitis.

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Brett,

Link here to a previous post.

www.angloboerwar.com/kunena/19-ephemera/...y-gordon-highlanders

And thank you for posting the images

Paul :)
"From a billow of the rolling veldt we looked back, and black columns were coming up behind us."

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Paul

Thank you for that reminder. Given the state of my memory, I had, of course, forgotten about your post. I have copied the pic and added it to Gorton's file.

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Another Hussar buried in the Intombi Cemetery - 4345 Private E Oakes, 18th Hussars. He died of enteric on 15 February 1900.

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