A­not­her En­g­lish­man Lies He­re

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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.

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