Another Englishman Lies Here
Back on the eastern ridges of the Cederberg looking down on the arid plains of the Tankwa Karoo is another “Englishman’s Grave”, where Lieutenant Graham Vinicombe Winchester Clowes rests.
Clowes of the Gordon Highlanders survived defeats at the major battles of Majuba and Magersfontein, only to be killed in a chance skirmish with a Boer patrol up here, in one of the most breath-taking geological formations South Africa has on offer.
His mother came out all the way from England after hearing the news, tracked the site down and had a memorial erected.
Englishmen lie buried all over the Karoo.