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Rorke's Drift in Elandskraal, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
 

Rorke's Drift Memorial

22nd Jan 1879

 
 
Rorke's Drift Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Kamin, July 3, 2011
1. Rorke's Drift Memorial Marker
West Face
Inscription. North face:
Killed
Pte Horrican W. 1Bn
Jenkins.J. Nicholas.E.
Sgt Maxfield R. 2Bn
Pte Adams. R. Chick.J. Cole.T. Facan.J. Hayden.C. Scanlan.J. Williams.J.
Died of Wounds
Beckett.W. 1Bn
Sgt Williams.T 2Bn

South face:
Died
C.Sgt Cuthbert.H. 26
L.Sgt Jones.D.
L.Cgt Frowan.C. Haslam.T.
Pte Farr.J. Foster.C. James.C. Jones.T. Williams.J.

East face:
Died
Pte Sullivan.T.2Bn

Pte Betts.R. R.E.
Russell.F.W.
Killed
J.Byrne.C.D.
CPl Anderson.N.N.C
TPr Hunger. N.M.P

Nearby is a grave memorial for another British soldier buried here. It reads:
In memory of Private Thorne, 6th Dracoons, who was drowned in the Buffalo River by the upsetting of the punt.
 
Location. 28° 21.482′ S, 30° 32.231′ E. Marker is in Rorke's Drift, KwaZulu-Natal, in Elandskraal. Click for map. Near the site of the hospital
Rorke's Drift Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Kamin, July 3, 2011
2. Rorke's Drift Memorial Marker
at Rorke's Drift. Marker is in this post office area: Rorke's Drift, KwaZulu-Natal 3016, South Africa.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial to the Zulu Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Rorkes Drift (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Fugitives Drift Memorial (approx. 7 kilometers away).
 
Additional keywords. Anglo-Zulu War
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 
Rorke's Drift Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Kamin, July 3, 2011
3. Rorke's Drift Memorial Marker
South Face
Rorke's Drift Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Kamin, July 3, 2011
4. Rorke's Drift Memorial Marker
East Face
Private Thorne Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Kamin, July 3, 2011
5. Private Thorne Memorial
Rorke's Drift Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Kamin, July 3, 2011
6. Rorke's Drift Memorial Marker
Rorke's Drift Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Kamin, July 3, 2011
7. Rorke's Drift Memorial Marker
South Face
Rorke's Drift Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Kamin, July 3, 2011
8. Rorke's Drift Memorial Marker
Note the stile entrance to the marker in the hospital cemetery. The stone steps protrude on the other side of the wall as well.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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