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PostSubject: H.M.S. BOADICEA.   Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:15 pm

Captain. Richards, T.W. Was Co mmodore on the West Coast of Africa during the Zulu war, from March 1879.Accompanied the Esho we Relief Column; was present at the battle of Gingindlovu. (C.B.)Co mmander. Romilly, F. Landed in command of Boadicea’s Naval Brigade, and advanced to Port Durnford.(Mentioned in despatches.)
Commander. Kingscote, A. (See H.M.S. Active.)

Senior Lieutenant (Gunner). Carr, F.R. Co mmanded 釘oadicea’s Naval Brigade in Zululand; formed part of rear-guard of Eshowe Relief Column; had charge of ro cket battery at the battle of Gin gindlovu and at relief of Eshowe. (Mentioned in despatches.) Lieutenant. Smythies, P.K. Served during the war in the brigade forming part of Crealock’s Div. Lieutenant. Hobkirk, E.C. Accompanied the Eshowe Relief Column; present at the battle of Gingindlovu; accompanied the Brigade to Port Durnford .
Lieutenant. Benett, J.B. Accompanied the Eshowe Relief Column as A.D.C. to Commodore Richards; was present at the b attle of Gingindlovu and relief of Esho we; accompanied Brigade to Port Durnford.

Lieutenant. Preedy, H. Served during the war in the Brigade forming part of Crealock’s Divis.
Lieutenant. Lyo n, H. Accompanied the Eshowe Relief Column; present at the battle of Gingindlovu; and accompanied the Brigade to Port Durnford .
Acting Sub.-Lieut. Cotesworth, H. . Was Naval A.D.C. to Gen. Crealock, and accompanied the Div. to Port Durnford.
Acting Sub.-Lieut. Warrender, G.J.S.
Midshipmn. Hewett, W.W.
Midshipmn. Crookshank, A.F.
Midshipmn.Colville, Hon. S.C. All accompanied the Eshowe Relief Column; were present at the battle of Gingindlovu, and accompanied the Brigade to Port Durnford.
Fleet Surg.Longfield, W.D. (See H.M.S. Active.)
Staff. Surg. Grant, R. Accompanied the Naval Brigade to Port Durnford . (Mentioned in despatches.)
Surgeon.Pollard, E.R.H.
Surgeon.Vasey, S.W. Both accompanied the Brigade to Port Durnford.
Secretary.Carlisle, J. Was Secretary to the Co mmodore on the West Coast of Africa during Zulu war.
(Mentioned in despatches.)

Extracts from Mackinnon & Shadbolt's South Africa Campaign of 1879.
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