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Usually Visiting Edward Durnfordís Grave On 22nd January ?
Colin


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The pandemic has stopped such non-essential travel, but wished to ask out of curiosity, if anyone usually visits Anthonyís brotherís grave on the anniversary of Isandhlwana, when unable to go to the actual grave of Anthony ?

I ask this because of Edwardís role in the Isandhlwana aftermath, kind of taking on the authorities, at a time when it was risky to do so, regarding his own career and reputation.

Edward to me, due to his loyalty and determination during his investigation, is also a heroic individual, albeit a situation of a different kind of battlefield - political and so forth.

Can anyone please update me on the condition of Edwardís grave, plus is it known, with cemetery and of course the familyís permission, to perhaps lay a wreath at a future anniversary, in memory of both brothers, as a personal act by myself.

I do recall several years ago someone took photos and footage of it, but wondered if anyone has visited since or hopes to in the future, pandemic being finally over that is ?

Many thanks in advance for any info

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Colin


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Many thanks

A cemetery in Harpenden (Kent?) I have vague memory of being mentioned, itís name starts with North(something) I think, Iíll check earlier posts in the old forum.

Iím in Scotland so donít know the areas at all.

I had contact with a Liz Lydekker at the time, who scanned a photo of Edward for me, which I have only just framed, thinking I lost it.

There was a younger brother Iím sure, called Arthur, but I donít know much about him or where buried, plus I think there are many descendants with the name Durnford

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I sorted my brain out. It's St.Nicholas Church, Harpenden. The pictures I've sent you are correct.

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Colin


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Great thanks Alan

Iíve no idea why I thought it started with North

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