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PostSubject: ROYAL MARINE ARTILLERY.   Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:12 pm

Captain. Burrowes, A.L.S.Accompanied the Eshowe Relief Column; present at the battle of Gingindlovu and relief of Eshowe; afterwards accompanied Crealock’s Div. (Mentioned in despatches.)

ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY.

Major. Phillips, J. Commanded the Marines landed for service during the Zulu war; accompanied the Eshowe Relief Column; present at the battle of Gingindlovu and relief of Eshowe; afterward-accompanied Crealock’s Div. (Mentioned in despatches; Brevet of Major.) Captain. Dowding, T.W. Commanded the Royal Marines at the action of Nyezane; formed part of the garrison of Eshowe; afterwards joined Crealock’s Div. and advanced to Port Durnford (mentioned in despatches.) admiralty, November 18th, 1879. - Royal Marine Forces. - The Lords Commissioners o f the Admiralty have been pleased to promote Lieutenant T.W. Dowding, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to the rank of Cap tain, under the provisions of Section 6 o f Her Majesty’s Order in Council of January 15th, 1878, in special recognition of the services performed by him during the recent campaign in South Africa. - Naval Gazette. Lieutenant. Robyns, J.W. Accompanied the Eshowe Relief Column; present at the battle of Gingindlovu, and relief of Eshowe; afterwards accompanied Crealock’s Div. Commander (retired). Drummond, M.H. Formed part of the advance guard of the Eshowe Relief Column; had charge of a Gatling and 9-pounder gun at the battle of Gingindlovu; afterwards joined Crealock’s Div. and advanced to Port Durnford. Lieut. (Gunnery) .Lindsay, C. Was Senior Lieutenant of hah’s contingent landed in March; accompanied Eshowe Relief Column; present at the battle of Gingindlovu; afterwards joined Crealock's Div. and advanced to Port Durnford. (Mentioned in despatches.) Lieutenant. Henderson, G.P. Accompanied Eshowe Relief Column across the Tugela River; afterwards joined Crealock’s Div. and advanced to Port Durnford. Lieutenant. Abbott, T.F. Transported the Eshowe Relief Column across the Tugela River; afterwards joined Crealock’s Div. and advanced to Port Durnford. (Mentioned in despatches.)Lieutenant Hely-Hutchinson, Hon. P.M. Sub.-Lieut. Hamilton, F.S. Sub.-Lieut. Smith-Dorrien, A.H. All three accompanied the Eshowe Relief Column; present at the battle of Gingindlovu; afterwards joined Crealock’s Div. and advanced to Port Durnford. (Mentioned in despatches, promoted.)

Staff. Sgt. Shields, J.
Surgeon. Sibbald, T.M.
Surgeon. Connell, J.J. All accompanied the Eshowe Relief Column, and were present at the battle of
Gingindlovu. (Mentioned in despatches.)
Secretary. Carlisle, J. (See H.M.S. Boadicea.)
Clerk. Chapple, J.H.
Gunner. O’Neil, D. G.
Gunner. Cook, J. All accompanied the Eshowe Relief Column, and were present at the battle of Gingindlovu.

Boatswain. Bumpus, J. Served during the war in the Brigade forming part of Crealock’s Div.
Boatswain. Hammett, T. Accompanied the Eshowe Relief Column; present at the battle of Gingindlovu.

Extracts from Mackinnon & Shadbolt's South Africa Campaign of 1879.
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PostSubject: T.H. Dowding   Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:32 pm

hi all.
This is a curly one , does anyone know if Capt T.H. Dowding from the zulu war , is a relative of Sir . Hugh Dowding
who was in command of the R.A.F. during the Battle of Britain in 1940 ?. I ask as I dont think it would have been a very
common surname .
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PostSubject: Re: ROYAL MARINE ARTILLERY.   Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:46 pm

Hugh Dowding, was the son of a schoolmaster 90th.
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PostSubject: Re: ROYAL MARINE ARTILLERY.   Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:46 am

Hi All
Hugh Dowding RAF and Townley Dowding RMLI are related but removed distant cousins.
Benjamin charles Dowding grandfather curate Devises
Arthur J Caswell Dowding father schoolmaster b.Devises moved to Scotland
Hugh Caswall T Dowding son b.Moffat Scotland 1882 RAF ex RA
the other line
Townley Ward Dowding snr vicar b,salisbury brother of Benjamin above
Townley Ward Dowding jnr RMLI b.1848 Downton Wiltshire
Herbert Ramonsen Dowding son b.1888 Gosport RN officer
hope you can follow it ok, as i said cousins 2 times removed i think, some other info available dates census records if you want them.

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PostSubject: royal marine artillery   Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:09 am

hi all.
Thanks Rai and SD your replies were welcoming and very helpful.
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