Spion Kop Battlefield Memorials

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Information signs at the Memorial Site

The Spion Kop Battlefield, graves and memorials are maintained by Heritage KZN. The battlefield was proclaimed as a heritage landmark in 1978.[1] The site is open to the public and an overview of the battle as well as a map of the battlefield in available at the entrance gate.

Memorials[edit]

Boer memorial[edit]

Boer memorial

A stone memorial with four faces erected by the Second Field Force Battalion in remembrance of all Boer Officers and Burghers that died on Spion Kop.

British memorial[edit]

British memorial

This stone memorial has 6 faces dedicated to

Imperial Light Infantry memorial[edit]

Imperial Light Infantry memorial on Spion Kop

Other[edit]

Memorial to James James Raymond Mallock of the Lancashire Fusiliers
Spion Kop Memorial to Captain Naunton Henry Vertue of the 2nd Battalion, Royal East Kent Regiment

Memorials in planning[edit]

Events[edit]

  • The Liverpool supporters club of South Africa commemorates the Hillsborough Disaster on top of Spion Kop every year since 2007.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/latest-news/south-african-reds-to-hold-memorial

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°38′54″S 29°31′0″E / 28.64833°S 29.51667°E / -28.64833; 29.51667 (Spionkop Battlefield Memorials)