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Ngogo Monument and Graveyard
Ngogo district, KwaZulu-Natal

Date:1881 : 1941
Type:Memorial
Status:Extant

This is the graveyard of the British soldiers who died in The Battle of Schuinshoogte against the Boers in the First Anglo-Boer War on 8 February 1881. The original monument was moved to Fort Amiel and a replica was built here to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the battle.

Wording on monument:

60
THIS MONUMENT
IS ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS
NON COMMISSIONED
OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE
3RD BATTALION
60TH ROYAL RIFLES
IN MEMORY OF THEIR COMRADES
WHO WERE KILLED
OR DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED
IN ACTION NEAR THIS SPOT
ON THE 8TH FEBRUARY
1881

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.


Writings about this entry

Smail, JL. 1966. Monuments and Battlefields of the Transvaal War 1881 and the South African War 1899 to 1902. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 2