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.


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


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]


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

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