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Edmund Hartley VC CMG

Edmund Barron Hartley (06/05/1847 – 20/03/1919), was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Basuto Gun War in 1879.  The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 7 October 1881, Issue: 25023, Page: 4990, reads: “Cape Mounted Riflemen,  Surgeon – Major Edmund … Continue reading

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The Basuto War Memorial in Uitenhage.

These photographs of the Basuto War Memorial in Uitenhage are courtesy of Ronnie Lovemore. The memorial may be found in Magennis Park,  Uitenhage. The Basuto War is also known as the Basuto Gun War,  and the Memorial commemorates those who … Continue reading

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