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Diamond hill 3 P1060114

The HF was approached by the Afrikaans Protestant Church, Kleinfontein, to assist with the repair and conservation of this site. They maintained the cemetery for years with the financial assistance of the Embassies of Australia and New Zealand. Ablution facilities were erected and used annually on Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) day in April. Assistance with the arrangement of the day was also provided.

Two years ago the financial support as well as regular contact ceased. Not only the lapa and ablution facilities, but also the gravestones are in dire need of urgent maintenance that can obviously not be funded by the local community.

Thanks to the assistance of great Friends of the HF, Piet and Annemarie Redelinghuys, we made contact with supporters in Australia and the requirements were forwarded to various possible benefactors. We are now awaiting reaction and hope to be of assistance within the foreseeable future.

The Battle of Diamond Hill took place on 11 and 12 June 1900 and 200 British and 30 Boers were killed or wounded during the battle.

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