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)
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PostSubject: 2280. Pte, J. Higgott.   Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:14 pm

2280. Pte, J. Higgott. 2/4th Foot) Participated during the Zulu War (at which time it's antecedent regiment the 4th Foot served December 1878: On Active Service in South Africa - 28 March 1879: Battle of Inhlobana Hill - 29 March 1879: Battle of Kambula 3 July 1879: Reconnaissance before Ulundi - 4 July 1879: Battle of Ulundi – 8th September 1879: Attack on Manyanyoba's Cave.
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PostSubject: Re: 2280. Pte, J. Higgott.   Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:01 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 2280. Pte, J. Higgott.   Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:55 pm

"John Higgott a native of Nantwich, Cheshire, was aged 23 years and described himself as a ‘Carpenter’ by trade when he enlisted for service with the British Army at Newcastle-under-Lyme on 2 November 1878. In total John served 10 years and 88 days, including service in South Africa where his papers confirm service during the ‘Zulu War’, followed by more than 8 years and 331 days service in India. At the time of his taking his discharge from the 2nd Battalion Royal Lancaster Regiment on 19 October 1888, he is shown as having held the appointment of ‘Pioneer’ in the regiment, in which capacity his trade was described as ‘Very Good’. His intended place of residence on discharge was ‘6 Pepper Street, Nantwich"
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