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Graves of officers killed on Amajuba Hill and at Laing's Nek, Janry + Febry 1881, 1884-06

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305K/63

Scope and Contents

194 x 136 mm. Showing the graves of Sir George P. Colley, Col. Bonar Millett Deane, Surgeon Maj. H. Cornish, and Surgeon A.J. Landon in Mount Prospect Cemetary at the foot of Majuba Hill. The inscription on Colley's memorial reads: 'In memory of Sir George Pomeroy Colley, K.C.S.I. - C.B. - C.M.G.,H.M. High Commissioner for S.E. Africa, Governor of Natal, Major General Commanding forces, born 1st November 1835, killed in action on Amajuba Mountain, Sunday 27thth February 1881. This cross is placed here by his wife, March 1881' ; that on Deane's: ' In memory of Bonar Millett Deane, Colonel, late 19th Regiment, who on the 29th January 1881, while commanding the Natal Field Force, fell in action on Laing's Nek, at the head of a storming party, 'ten yards in front of the formost man''. Surgeons Arthur Jermyn Landon (61851) and Henry Cornish (61844) both died from wounds received on Amajuba Hill.


  • 1884-06

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, slight fading in from edges.

Related Materials

For a view of Amajuba Hill where the officers were killed in 1881, see Y305K/62.



Finding aid date

2004-09-01 12:08:15+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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