Rorke's Drift in Elandskraal, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Fugitives Drift Memorial
Melvill and Coghill Monument
Upper Marker, Reverse:
In memory of Lt. and Adjt. Teignmoth Melvill and Lt. Neville J. A. Coghill, 1st., 24th. Regiment who died on this spot 22nd. Jan, 1879 to save the Queen's Color of their regiment.
This cross replaces the original, which was damaged beyond repair.
S. A. Wargraves Board - 1973
Lt. and Adjt. T. Melvill, V.C.
Lt. N. J. A. Coghill, V. C.
The cross adjacent to the lower marker reads the same as the reverse side of the main marker. The base of the cross reads:
This cross was erected over the grave by Sir Bartle Frere in 1879.
Erected 1879 by Sir Bartle Frere. Replaced in 1973 by S. A. Wargraves Board.
Location. 28° 23.182′ S, 30° 36.08′ E. Marker is in Rorke's Drift, KwaZulu-Natal, in Elandskraal. Marker can be reached from Route D31. Touch for map. Marker is on a trail, between the Buffalo River and the Fugitives Drift Lodge and Guest House.
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 (approx. 7 kilometers away); Rorke's Drift Memorial (approx. 7 kilometers away); Rorkes Drift (approx. 7.7 kilometers away).
Categories. • Wars, Non-US •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 20, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.