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At daybreak on Monday 30th October 1899 Col. Carelton’s column, supposedly on their way to Nicholson’s Nek, found themselves on top of this hill where they were cut off and surrounded by Boer forces and after a fire fight of some hours were obliged to surrender and some 900 British soldiers found themselves in captivity.

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  • is there anyway i can find more information of great grandfather george plummer 2nd battalion rifle brigade royal marines reg no 5977 killed in defence of ladysmith 1901 died in hospital 10-1-02

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