General Buller’s, dog ‘Yalu”

Whilst photographing at Weston College, Mooi River, I came across the grave of General Buller’s, faithful dog ‘Yalu”, that died in 1907, and is buried alongside one of the old farm houses used as a billet by the British. 

 I couldn’t help thinking that the faith shown by the dog, was not reciprocated, in that Buller arrived in 1899, left South Africa in 1902, and the faithful dog only died in 1907!

General Buller VC, was the British General in the Natal sector during the Anglo Boer War (1899-1902). (Image: Hugh Bland).

‘Yalu’ – General Buller’s dog.