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Gilbert Torlage

    This year seems to bring one sad loss after another. On 15 April this year Gilbert Torlage sadly passed away from cancer at the age of 67. Gilbert will be better known to students of the Anglo-Boer War than those of the Anglo-Zulu War; he worked for many years in Museum services, was a former Chairperson for the South African Museum Association in Kwa-Zulu Natal, and contributed to a series of booklets published in South Africa to commemorate the centenary of the Anglo-Boer War.


     My second piece of sad news so far this year is that actor Dickie Owen – best known for his portrayal of Corporal Schiess in Zulu - died at his flat in New Cross on 7 April at the age of 86.


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