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|19th January 2004||Pvts R. Tounge & C. Woods graves|
Graves of both these Privates who were at Rorks Drift are to be marked (Ruddington Cemetery Nottinghamshire).
See BBC News
Article "Recognition For 'Zulu' Graves
Dated 12 Nov 2003
|20th January 2004||David Glynne Fox|
Hi P.F. The reason these two graves are to be marked was due to an article that I wrote for the Nottingham Evening Post. I plan to write an item for this site when I have the rededication dates available. As a direct result from my article, Co-Op Funeral Care have offered to place two headstones with relevant epitaphs on the graves of these two Rorke's Drift defenders free of charge. I believe the rededication is due either late January or in February, but as mentioned, no dates have been fixed. Also as a result of this article, I have been in contact with descendents of both these fine gentlemen and have built up a file of new information which I intend to submit shortly for publication. Both families are delighted that their illustrious ancestors are to be at last remembered and I personally cannot thank Co-Op Funeral Care enough for this wonderful gesture. As soon as everything is finalised I will notify this website.
Regards to all.
|20th January 2004||P.F|
Cheers and Credit to Mr. Fox!!
|20th January 2004||Andy Lee|
I second that, well done Mr Fox - Great News.