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.
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Captain David Moriarity, 80th, KIA Ntombe
This photograph taken when he was in the 7th Regiment prior to his transfer to the 80th. [Mac & Shad] (Isandula Collection)
The Battle of Isandlwana: One of The Worst Defeats of The British Empire - Military History

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PostSubject: Was he killed at Isandlwana   Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:26 pm

HICKIN, who fell in the Zulu War at the Battle of Isandhlwana, 22 Jan 1879?
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PostSubject: Re: Was he killed at Isandlwana   Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:30 pm

He was in deed.

1st Battalion 24th Regiment. (Hicken, W. H. 747 (Hickin on the despatch )
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PostSubject: Re: Was he killed at Isandlwana   Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:25 pm

Hi Littlehand & SD

William Henry Hickin
Born Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

He was killed in action at the Battle of Isandlwana on 22nd January 1879. He attested on 5th January 1876. He joined 1/24th in South Africa on 2nd August 1877. His effects were claimed by next of kin. Medal and Clasp ‘1877-8-9’. His regimental service number was 25B/747.

In the now derelict church of St John’s, Hanley there is a Memorial Window with the inscription ‘To the glory of God and to the memory of William Henry Hickin 24th Regiment who fell at Isandhlwana South Africa 22nd January 1879 aged 25 years’ (a similar window today (1997) would cost about £16,000). The future of the church is uncertain and the exterior of the window is now bricked-over (information provided by Messrs. K Roy and R Smith.
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PostSubject: Re: Was he killed at Isandlwana   Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:47 am

If anyone has access to these documents, or knows how to get access. There appears to be a newspaper extract and a photo with ref: to Hicken

http://www.talana.co.za/azw/html/azw4.html 4 Row from top.
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PostSubject: Re: Was he killed at Isandlwana   Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:03 pm


All I can suggest is that you contact Pam McFadden(Curator) by email, telephone or letter


Tel 034-2122654

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