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Gordon Highlanders - Boer War Memorial in Intombi Cemetery, South Africa

Copyright © Martin Edwards 2004

The memorial to the Gordon Highlanders stands in Intombi Cemetery and lists those men from the Regiment who died of disease while stationed there during the Boer War 1899-1902. During the siege of Ladysmith food became very scarce and many of the 30,000 inhabitants died from enteric fever. In the final month of the siege, 28 British soldiers a day were being buried at the Intombi Hospital. Many other victims of the siege are buried on Cemetery Hill. To read more about the details of this particular situation please see The South African Military History Society - Military History Journal - Vol 5 No 6 - Intombi Military Hospital and Cemetery by S.A. Watt - See also Edinburgh Gordon Higholanders Boer War Memorial

From an old postcard
DIED OF
DISEASE AT
INTOMBI
GORDON HIGHLANDERS
BETWEEN
8th JANY
1900
EGYPT

INDIA
AND
16TH MAR.
1900
 
PLACED BY THE
REGIMENT
 

BRIND

P

Lance Sergeant 5631, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, Grave 547.

BRYANT

J

Private 3285, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, Grave 136

DOWNIE

G

Drummer 5039,2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, Grave 528.

FAULDS

T

Private 6285, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, Grave 587

HOWES

J

Private 4293, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment attached 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of disease between 8th January and 16th March 1900. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, South Africa. Grave 488. See also Bedford Boer War Detail, Bedford Boer War and Bedford St Paul's Boer War Memorial

MATHIESON

N

Lance Corporal 6411, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, Grave 603.

MATHIESON

R

Private 6457, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, Grave 431

McKAY

J

Lance Corporal 5473, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, Grave 508?

McRAE

W

Private 5803, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, Grave 491

PORTEOUS

T

Private 6176, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, Grave 150

ROSS

J

Private 6013, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, Grave 569

SUTER

H

Private 6394, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, Grave 466

TAGGART

J

Colour Sergeant 2851, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, Grave 141.

TWELVETREE

H

Private 5929, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment attached 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of disease between 8th January and 16th March 1900. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, South Africa. Grave 488. See also Bedford Boer War Detail, Bedford Boer War and Bedford St Paul's Boer War Memorial

Last updated 15 August, 2008

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