I was looking into Hugo H P De Burgh, CMR who was killed at Wepener on 11 April 1900.
This uncovered the sad tale that his brother, Colonel De Burgh visited the grave and erected a wooden cross made from a window frame. The wooden cross was replaced by a headstone and the original was taken back to Ireland to the De Burgh plot in Maudlings cemetery, Naas, Kildare
One day's difference in date of death is no big issue - what was happening 10/11 April in the siege? Was that the night attack in which the CMR bore the brunt? Sorry for the simple qs but I don't have access to the talk I created on Wepener.
According to the medal rolls "Burke" was an alias. A troubled man escaping misdemeanours?
7 April - encirclement by the Boer complete
8 April - No activity. Despatch says "The 7th and 8th were spent in erecting schanzen all along the position, but as, in most instances, there was barely a foot of soil, we had to depend, in a great measure, on stone schanzen."
9 April - Boers begin shelling from daybreak and rifle fire. 70 casualties reported. More defences built overnight
10 April - Boer shelling and rifle fire. Boer attacks. CMR bayonet charge
11 April - Shelling during daylight. Sniper reported. Shell burst in the CMR trenches, killing and wounding 18.
12 April - shelling and attack