WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Zulu.Lieutenant John Chard: What's our strength? Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead: Seven officers including surgeon, commissaries and so on; Adendorff now I suppose; wounded and sick 36, fit for duty 97 and about 40 native levies. Not much of an army for you.
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  PublicationsPublications  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» H Reed 29/838 58th Foot.
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi EmptyYesterday at 9:41 pm by Totofo

» Lieutenant H C Young, 2nd Battalion 3rd Regiment, Natal Native Contingent
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi EmptyThu Dec 05, 2019 7:32 pm by 1879graves

» John Moreland
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi EmptyThu Dec 05, 2019 7:29 pm by 1879graves

» F. W. David Jackson
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi EmptyTue Dec 03, 2019 8:53 pm by ADMIN

» Stoker John Merritt, HMS Boadicea
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi EmptySun Dec 01, 2019 6:36 pm by Petty Officer Tom

» 25B/ 1371 Private Thomas Morrison 2/24 Foot, Rorke's Drift Denfender, Facebook Sale
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi EmptyWed Nov 27, 2019 7:18 pm by 1879graves

» New Book on AW Durnford
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi EmptySun Nov 24, 2019 10:28 pm by bill cainan

» Zulu War kit bags
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi EmptySun Nov 24, 2019 9:29 pm by Magnus

» Trooper Walter Granger's account of Isandhlwana.
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi EmptySun Nov 24, 2019 3:26 pm by Julian Whybra

» The search for Gardner's mysterious German
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi EmptySun Nov 24, 2019 12:52 pm by John Young

» Help in identifying this Foreign Service Helment
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi EmptySun Nov 24, 2019 11:36 am by simond9x

» James Garnett
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi EmptySat Nov 23, 2019 6:20 pm by 1879graves

» Lieut-Col Ambrose Humphrys Bircham
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi EmptySat Nov 23, 2019 5:53 pm by 1879graves

» Captain Church
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi EmptySat Nov 23, 2019 5:19 pm by 1879graves

» Dynamite at iSandlwana
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi EmptySat Nov 23, 2019 9:13 am by SRB1965

Lt. Augustus W. Hill, 57th Regt.
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi IMG-7742 Mac and Shad] (Isandula Collection)
The Zulu Wars - Twilight Of The Zulus - Episode 3 - Full Documentary
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Top posters
90th
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_leftThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi BarThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_leftThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi BarThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_right 
littlehand
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_leftThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi BarThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_right 
ADMIN
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_leftThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi BarThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_right 
1879graves
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_leftThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi BarThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_right 
rusteze
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_leftThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi BarThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_leftThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi BarThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_right 
John
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_leftThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi BarThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_leftThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi BarThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_right 
impi
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_leftThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi BarThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_right 
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Top posting users this month
1879graves
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_leftThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi BarThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_right 
Petty Officer Tom
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_leftThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi BarThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_right 
Saul David 1879
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_leftThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi BarThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_right 
WeekendWarrior
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_leftThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi BarThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_right 
ADMIN
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_leftThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi BarThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_right 
Totofo
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_leftThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi BarThe Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Bar_right 
Most active topics
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable.1
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable.2
Durnford was he capable. 3
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.

Share
 

 The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi

Go down 
AuthorMessage
ADMIN

ADMIN

Posts : 3886
Join date : 2008-11-01
Age : 60
Location : KENT

The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi Empty
PostSubject: The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi   The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi EmptyWed Jul 24, 2019 9:15 pm

Sold with two small photographs of Gibson in old age with family members, and two news cuttings, one dated 12 August 1993, ‘The battle of Rorke’s Drift remembered’ with quotes about James Gibson; the other earlier, undated and an old copy, announces his death:

‘So’ton Veteran of the Zulu War - Mr. James Gibson, a Zulu War veteran, died at his home at Colebrook avenue, Shirley, Southampton, today, at the age of 84, after being ill for only two days. His eldest daughter, Mrs J. Grossett, with whom he had lived, died in the same house on February 6, and her death was a great blow to her father.

Mr. Gibson, who was a Glasgow man, joined the Royal Engineers as a young man, and belonged to the company, about 100 strong, that marched from Helpmakaar to Rorke’s Drift to the relief of the little garrison there. When the Engineers arrived the garrison, composed of 80 men of the 24th Regiment, South Wales Borderers, of whom half were in hospital, had beaten off the main attacks of the Zulus.

Mr. Gibson also took part in the battle of Ulundi in which, after a fierce struggle, the Zulus were finally defeated. It is fascinating to listen to Mr. Gibson’s reminiscences of the Zulu War. Among those he had met were Lieut. Chard, V.C., the hero of Rorke’s Drift, and the Prince Imperial (Prince Louis Napoleon), whose death was one of the tragedies of the war.

When interviewed by the “Echo” some years ago, Mr. Gibson said: “Lieut. Chard was one of the greatest heroes of the defence of Rorke’s Drift, where all were heroes. It was he who superintended the making of a laager of mealie bags and biscuit tins. Behind those defences the tiny British force held 4,000 Zulus at bay for over 10 hours with their rifle fire and at the point of the bayonet. It was undoubtedly the mealie bags and biscuit tins which saved the day.”

A stonemason by trade, Mr. Gibson had the task of cutting stones for the graves of two officers who died trying to save the Colours of their regiment after the disaster of Isandlana (sic), 10 miles from Rorke’s Drift, in which only 40 of 800 British soldiers escaped after being surprised by an army of 20,000 Zulus.

Mr. Gibson received a leg wound during the campaign, and was invalided home. He remembered Queen Victoria visiting Netley Hospital when he was there.’ "

Source: DNW Footnotes
Back to top Go down
http://www.1879zuluwar.com
 
The Zulu War medal awarded to Sapper James Gibson, Royal Engineers, a member of Lieutenant Chard’s No. 5 Company, who was a witness to the immediate aftermath of Rorke’s Drift and took part in the battle of Ulundi
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: THE ONE'S THE HISTORY BOOKS FORGOT-
Jump to: