Thanks for posting this photograph. The officer on the far right is Lt. Anthony M. Kingscote. He was the Senior Lt. on HMS Tenedos and landed in command of its Naval Brigade on 1 Jan 1879. He commanded the Naval Brigade detachment at Fort Tenedos, and commanded his detachment as part of the Eshowe Relief Column under Chelmsford. At the battle of Gingindlovu, he was in command of the naval brigade employed at the left rear corner of the square.
The officer on the far left is Sub-Lt. James Startin.
The brigade served ashore from 1 January to 13 May 1879 when they were released to rejoin their ship. HMS Tenedos had been damaged when it ran aground on a reef while exploring the coast for a suitable landing place for supplies and reinforcements. After they returned to the ship it sailed for England.
During its time ashore the Tenedos' Naval Brigade lost one man, Private W. J. Lumar, RMLI, a victim of sunstroke. Its Surgeon, Willliam Digby Longfield was seriously wounded at the battle of Gingindlovu. One of her crew, Able Seaman Tobias N. Percy, was seconded to the Active's Naval Brigade on 19 January and as a result was involved in the battle of Inyezane and became part of the garrison hold up at Eshowe until 2 April.
Petty Officer Tom