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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: Colonel W. P. Collingwood    Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:38 pm

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Colonel William Pole Collingwood during the Zulu War 1879

Now the following photograph that is for sale on Ebay, I know of the seller and he is well known for his photographs of people who took part in the Zulu War aswell as other photographs.

What do people think? are they the same person?

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PostSubject: Re: Colonel W. P. Collingwood    Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:04 pm

Most certainly is.
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PostSubject: Re: Colonel W. P. Collingwood    Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:52 pm

I can't seem to find anything on this chap. Anyone else found anything.

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PostSubject: Re: Colonel W. P. Collingwood    Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:01 pm

Lieutenant-Colonel William Pole Collingwood.

Appointed 22nd May 1874, From senior major of the regiment; served with the Thirty-seventh regiment in the Ceylon Rebellion of 1848 he was present with the first battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, in the Crimea, from 11th July 1855 to the close of the campaign, including latter part of siege, fall of Sebastopol, and expedition to Kinburn; from November 1855 to November 1856, he commanded a battalion of the land transport; Crimean medal with one clasp, and Turkish medal. Proceeded to South Africa in command of battalion; commanded second brigade of second division of the army during the latter part of the Zulu War; medal with clasp, and C.M.G. Retired from the command after the completion of the regulated period; subsequently appointed to the command of the Fifth Regimental District, Newcastle upon-Tyne, where he is at present (June 1885).
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PostSubject: Re: Colonel W. P. Collingwood    Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:04 pm

Excellent.!! Thanks Admin. Always good to know the history of a person.
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PostSubject: collingwood   Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:52 pm

hi pete.
I"m with you , It seems to be the same person.
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PostSubject: Re: Colonel W. P. Collingwood    Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:59 pm

"Colonel W. P. Collingwood served with the 37th Regiment in the rebellion of 1848 in Ceylon. Served with the
2ist Fusiliers in the Crimea from nth July 1855, including the siege and fall of Sebastopol; also the expedition to
Kinbourn (Medal with Clasp, and Turkish Medal); from Nov. 1855 to Nov. 1856 he commanded a Battalion of the Land Transport Corps. Commanded the troops on board the Spartan steamer when wrecked on the Dog Rocks, Coast of Africa, on 5th July 1856, on returning from the Crimea, and for his services throughout this trying occasion he received the Brevet rank of Major—Lord Panmure, the War Minister, expressing his approbation, as did also H.R.H. the Commander in Chief, of the conduct of the officers and men, as being highly honourable to them ;and Colonel M'Murdo, Director General of the Land Transport Corps, in a general order, " desired to express to Captain Collingwood and those he commanded the pride he felt in transmitting for the information of H.R.H. the Commander in Chief, the proofs given of the high courage and discipline which animated all ranks on that fearful night, and which were rewarded by the safe rescue of all from their perilous situation." Proceeded to South Africa in February 1879 command of the 2nd Battalion Scots Fusiliers, and commanded the 2nd Brigade of the 2nd Division during the latter part of the Zulu war (CMG., Medal with Clasp). Carried out satisfactorily the transfer of his Battalion from the steamship City of Paris when wrecked on entering Simon's Bay on the 21st of March 1879."
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