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Dickie Owen Played Corporal Schiess (Zulu) who has sadly passed away on Tuesday the 7th April 2015
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:14 pm by ADMIN
Very sad news - my great friend and Zulu actor Dickie Owen passed away on Tuesday night - I have just spoken to his carer who confirmed it. Ironic really - when I spoke to Dickie on Tuesday at lunchtime to tell him I was forwarding fan mail to him, he said he was feeling absolutely fine (and he sounded it). He was a lovely man, very humble, and was really surprised at the amount of people who queued to meet him at our Hammer day signing in November in Westminster - we met fans from all over …
Sir Reginald Coupland in his book: 'Zulu Battle Piece.' Written in 1940 there are a number of photographs. Does anyone know if these photos are still around? In the book they are not that clear and it would of immense value to get digital copies.
JY / Isandula, any ideas?
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Born: Robert William Hoskins
October 26, 1942 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK
Bob Hoskins played C.S.M. Williams. Zulu Dawn.
I thought he should have a thread as well, given his great esteem. He just announced his retirement from acting due to Parkinson's disease. A real tragedy. He was fairly unknown when he did Zulu Dawn, but in my opinion, he was the …
Date of Birth - 10th February 1837 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, son of James Black of Blythswood Square, Glasgow. Attended Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Ensign, 42nd Foot 11th August 1854; Lieutenant 9th February 1855; Captain 9th January 1857; Half Pay 9th January 1857; Brevet Major 5th July 1872; to 6th Foot 1st April 1873; Major 1st April 1873; to 24th Foot 1st December 1875; Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 31st December 1878; Lieutenant Colonel 4th September 1880; to Staff on Half Pay 25th February 1882; Brevet Colonel 31st December 1891. Retired 2nd February 1899. Died 5th July 1909. Commemorated on a memorial tablet in Brecon Cathedral. Married 8th June 1869, Florence Maud Ross, at St Pauls, Halifax, Nova Scotia and had issue: Lilian Mabel, born 30th March 1879 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Passed Staff College 1862. Brigade Major, Nova Scotia 4th February 1867 - 12th February 1872. Mentioned in Despatches 1879. (CB 1879). Commanded 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers, September 1880 - 25th February 1882. Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Nova Scotia 1882 - 87. Assistant Adjutant General, Gibraltar 1887 - 1891. Commanded troops in Jamaica 1891 - 1893; Belfast 1893 - 1895; China and Hong Kong 1895 - 1898. (KCB 1907). Served in the Crimea from 14th June 1855, present at the siege and fall of Sebastopol. Served in the Kaffir War 1877 - 8, present at the attack on Intaba-ka-N’Doda. Served in the Zulu War 1879. Thanked in Column Orders dated 4th February 1879 at Rorke’s Drift for recovering the Queen’s Colours 1/24th regiment lost in the Buffalo River after the action at Isandhlwana. Thanked by Lieutenant General Lord Chelmsford in a memorandum dated 4th March 1879 (WO76/23). Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General to Lord Chelmsford in special charge of roads. KCB; Crimea Medal with Clasp Sebastopol; Turkish Medal; South Africa Medal with Clasp 1877-8-9; Jubilee Medal 1897. (Regimental Property).
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Major Black's and his wife's urns, Eastern Columbarium, Golder's Green Crematorium, London, England
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Subject: Re: Major Wilsone Black, 2/24th Regiment Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:58 pm
BLACK, Maj.-Gen. Sir Wilsone, K.C.B., cr.1907; C.B. 1879; retired, 1899; b. 10 Feb. 1837; s. of James Black of Blythswood Square, Glasgow. Entered army, 1854; served in Crimean War with the 42nd Highlanders (medal with clasp, Turkish medal) present at the Fall of Sebastopol; Kaffir War, 1878; Zulu War, 1879 (despatches) A 4 and Q.M.G. Nova Scotia, 1882-87 AiA.G. Gibraltar, 1887-91; commanded Troops Jamaica, 1891-93; Belfast District. 1893-95; troops in China and Hong-Kong, 1895-98. Club: Junior United Service. By Littlehand.