https://northernnatalcourier.co.za/93721/remembering-fallen-restoring-grave-legacy/

At one time they were three brave men who fought for queen and country, but now their remains lay forgotten, among litter and leaves.

Three graves, belonging to British soldiers once based in and around the area, have long lay forgotten in the town of Dannhauser.

Many pass by their final resting place without sparing a thought for the men who are buried there and others have used the area as a dumping spot.
The fence which once encircled the graves has been destroyed and one of the crosses has been knocked over.

Only a little is known about the soldiers who are buried there. One is of Pvt J Wooder, Army Number 3295 of the 13th Hussars who died of enteric fever on June 2, 1900. The second grave belongs to Pvt D Underwood, Army Number 3112 of the 1st Royal Dragoon Guards, who died of a self-inflicted wound on May 29, 1900.

The second grave belongs to Pvt D Underwood, Army Number 3112 of the 1st Royal Dragoon Guards, who died of a self-inflicted wound on May 29, 1900.

The third grave has no centre plaque, so identifying the soldier buried there, is difficult. The British and Boer forces did battle in the northern KZN area during that period. Local historians and British history buffs have been contacted to assist telling the tale of these three men.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has also been contacted to help restore some dignity to the graves.

Despite the numerous attempts made to get more information, little is known as yet. Do you know the tale of the three British graves?

If you do, email byronp@dbn.caxton.co.za and you could help a piece of history live on.