Couple of things;
1. - I offered £7.5K for this medal, which has been declined.
2. - there were many boys from the 2nd Btn 24th who were killed on the Isandhlwana battle field; conversely, how many soldiers of the 1/24th were out with Chelmsford's column at the time?
A fair number of the 1st Btn were NOT killed on the battlefield on that day. If they were not on the battlefield on that day, they were either in Chelmsford's column or elsewhere, but where else might they have been? Sorry if I appear to be a complete novice in this area - well I am actually - but i have read that 1st btn were in the camp at Isandhlwana, but the 2nd were out in Chelmsford's column, but it is not as cut and dried as that, is it?