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Dick King's Grave
Isipingo, KwaZulu-Natal

Date:1871
Type:Grave
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
29°59'18.42" S 30°55'28.76" E

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Wording on southern tablet:

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD PHILIP KING,
BORN
CHATHAM ENGLAND 28TH NOV. 1813
DIED
ISIPINGO NATAL 10TH NOV. 1871
AGED 58 YEARS.
Palmam qui meruit ferat.
[Let he who merited the palm bear it]

Wording on northern tablet:

THE GALLANT ACT OF
RICHARD PHILIP KING,
IN RIDING OVERLAND TO GRAHAMSTOWN
FOR THE RELIEF OF THE
REMNANT OF THE TROOPS AND OTHERS
BELEAGUERED BY THE BOERS,
AND REDUCED TO GREAT PRIVATIONS
IN MAY 1842,
IS A MATTER OF HISTORY AND WILL
NEVER BE FORGOTTEN IN NATAL.
HIS KINDLINESS AND GENEROSITY
WERE A HOUSEHOLD WORD
BUT HIS AFFECTION
AS A HUSBAND AND FATHER
CAN BUT BE KNOWN TO HIS
BEREAVED FAMILY
WHO ERECT THIS MONUMENT
AS A SLIGHT TRIBUTE
TO HIM WHOSE IRREPARABLE LOSS
THEY NOW MOURN.

See also the Dick King Memorial in Durban and Dick King's house.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.