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PostSubject: Location of grave : Lt. F. Scott Natal Carbineers   Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:03 am

Thanks I knew his grave was there but could not find it last time I was there I am going in January
of the 2 graves pictured which one is it do you have a close up photo please.

Are you able Tim to give me the directions to Scott burial plot So I can find it and take some close up photos please I have been there before so I know where Theophilus Shepstone grave is and the Colenso"s so if you can give me the directions from either of the above reference points

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PostSubject: Re: Location of grave : Lt. F. Scott Natal Carbineers   Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:49 pm

Lt. Scott's grave is the large toppled one in the centre - unfortunately it seems that the headstone remains in this position so I'm not sure how much of the inscription you'll be able to see (if my memory serves correctly, the grave to the right is his brother Daniel who also served during the Zulu War with the Natal Carbineers).

I'll try to get some rough directions to you shortly, just need to ask a contact of mine who found the memorial for me - I did enquire into the possibility of the stone being turned around, but I think it's such a big memorial that this seems unlikely.

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PostSubject: Re: Location of grave : Lt. F. Scott Natal Carbineers   Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:08 pm

Sorry it's taken a while - rough directions to Scott's grave from my contact in South Africa, hope they're of some use:

It's in the Anglican section. That is opposite the Old Greys Hospital and  backs on to Miller street.
From the Lych gate it is probably easiest to take the second pathway facing left (North) …walk right to the end boundary wall,(nearest grave is Buntine/Pinson…. face north- east and travel past 3 main blocks of graves and turn right,:
graves then are Matthews; Coates;Broome: The Scott graves are in a strange diagonal block, before William.
 
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PostSubject: Grave location of Lt F.D.Scott NC KIA Isanadlwana    Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:32 am

Thanks Tim .
Much appreciated , '' Aussie Inkosi '' and I will certainly be paying our respects .
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PostSubject: Re: Location of grave : Lt. F. Scott Natal Carbineers   Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:45 am

Thanks Tim

For the directions 90th and I will try to turn over the Headstone to get the wording of the inscription scratch scratch scratch :  for all of us
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PostSubject: Grave location of Lt F.D.Scott NC KIA Isanadlwana    Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:23 am

Cheers Aussie Inkosi Very Happy Very Happy Salute Salute Salute Salute agree agree agree
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PostSubject: Re: Location of grave : Lt. F. Scott Natal Carbineers   Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:24 pm

I have seen a photo of the gravestone prior to it being toppled - as far as I can make out the inscription reads as follows:

F(J?) DURRANT SCOTT
LIEUTENANT
NATAL CARBINEERS
BORN 19th APRIL 1851
FELL IN ACTION AT
ISANDHLWANA
22nd JANY 1879
AGED 28 YEARS & 9 MONTHS

Best of luck with getting the headstone turned around, although it may well take a few of you!

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