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PostSubject: IGNATIUS FERREIRA   Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:04 pm

(familiarly known as Jonkey), son of Mr. Philip Ferreira, a pioneer in the Colony of Natal, was born at Pietermaritzburg on the 8th February, 1850. He was several years at
the High School, where he became known as one always to the front in athletic sports and manly exercises. After leaving school he entered the Master of the Supreme Court's Office, remaining there for two years ; afterwards he assisted his father in the business of auctioneer. Whilst living in Maritzbnrg he joined the Natal Carbineers, of which Corps he continued to be a member till he left the City for the Diamond Fields, where he lived several years. On the commencement of the Zulu War he went to the front as a civilian, in the capacity of Contractor's Agent, and there accepted a special temporary appointment, and attached himself to the Commissariat Department. He took part in
the gallant defence of Kambula on the 2Uth March, 1879, when the camp was attacked by the full strength of the Zulu army, and at the close of the day was found amongst
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