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19th January 2004Pvts R. Tounge & C. Woods graves
By P.F
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 2004David 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 2004P.F
Cheers and Credit to Mr. Fox!!
20th January 2004Andy Lee
I second that, well done Mr Fox - Great News.