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Bardley-Wilmot Gun
King William's Town, Eastern Cape

Date:1846
Type:Monument
Status:Extant


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32°52'16.85" S 27°23'23.03" E
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BARDLEY-WILMOT GUN

THE GUN WAS PRIVATELY
OWNED BY MAJOR-GENERAL
FREDERICK MARON BARDLEY-
WILMOT OF THE ROYAL
ARTILLERY. IT WAS FIRST
USED ON THE CAPE FRONTIER
IN THE WAR OF THE AXE
(1846-1847). MAJOR-GENERAL
BARDLEY-WILMOT USED IT AGAIN
DURING THE 1850-1853
FRONTIER WAR, IN WHICH HE WAS
KILLED IN THE FISH RIVER BUSH ON
1 JANUARY 1852. THE GUN WAS
THEN KEPT AT THE ORDNANCE
STORE IN KING WILLIAM'S TOWN
UNTIL THE WAR OF 1877-1878,
WHEN IT WAS USED AGAIN BY THE
GRAHAMSTOWN HORSE ARTILLERY
UNDER LIEUTENANT HENRY WELLS.

NATIONAL MONUMENTS COUNCIL 1975

Submitted by Dirk le Roux