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Military graves 1900, what country/campaign please

Postby ardyer » 14 Oct 2017 17:36

I have this photograph for cataloguing, the only grave I can read on the left is dated Dec4th 1900, the vegetation is tropical, can anyone help me please?
https://www.herefordshirehistory.org.uk ... -gravesjpg
If you use this link you have the option under the photo to view a larger image.
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Re: Military graves 1900, what country/campaign please

Postby RobD » 14 Oct 2017 17:52

The metal grave markers are typical of those seen in large numbers in South Africa dating from the Boer War.

Lance Corporal H Wilson whose grave we can see was in the DLI, a unit which fought both in Natal and later in the Orange Free State.
He is listed as having died in the Boer War at http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Durham/Du ... lBoer.html

However, he is not listed on the Bloemfontein cemetry memorial
https://www.angloboerwar.com/other-info ... n-cemetery
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Re: Military graves 1900, what country/campaign please

Postby ardyer » 14 Oct 2017 19:55

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Thank you so much for such a helpful reply
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Re: Military graves 1900, what country/campaign please

Postby QSAMIKE » 15 Oct 2017 00:55

Found in FMP......

First name(s) H
Last name Wilson
Service number 6469
Rank Lance-Corporal
Regiment 1 Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
Died Disease on 04/12/1900 at Standerton

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Re: Military graves 1900, what country/campaign please

Postby ardyer » 29 Oct 2017 20:41

QSA Mike
Thank you for this important post script which I have only just noticed..
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Re: Military graves 1900, what country/campaign please

Postby QSAMIKE » 29 Oct 2017 21:12

Here is another South African Cemetery......

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