Ladysmith Siege – Boer War

Ladysmith - Hugh - Fall at Irish Fusiliers Monument -  (1) Ladysmith - Royal Irish Fusiliers - Red Hill - 28.3412 S 29.45.13 -  (4)

On the recommendation of Ken Gillings I met up with Vincent Horn. a tour guide in Ladysmith to visit some of the less well visited sites relating to the Anglo Boer War. One site was to a monument to the 1 St Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers who died in this conflict. I took a tumble on the rocky overgrown site and the results are depicted on this post. Vincent suggested that because I had a little Boer pedigree, that there was some justice in me shedding some blood, albeit 115 years after the event at this memorial.

If you want a tour by someone who knows this area intimately, you can’t go far wrong in engaging Vincent Horn (00-27-837810740)

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