WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Zulu.Lieutenant John Chard: What's our strength? Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead: Seven officers including surgeon, commissaries and so on; Adendorff now I suppose; wounded and sick 36, fit for duty 97 and about 40 native levies. Not much of an army for you.
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  PublicationsPublications  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» The search for Gardner's mysterious German
Captain Bethall. EmptyYesterday at 10:41 pm by 90th

» Dill’s Store
Captain Bethall. EmptyYesterday at 5:34 pm by John Young

» Lieutenant Daly Wave
Captain Bethall. EmptyTue Nov 19, 2019 7:47 pm by littlehand

» Gunner Thomas Cook
Captain Bethall. EmptyTue Nov 19, 2019 3:11 pm by aussie inkosi

» Captain David Murray Smythe, 1st Batt. 1st Regt. Natal Native Contingent.
Captain Bethall. EmptyTue Nov 19, 2019 3:11 pm by Julian Whybra

» Captain William Trevelyan Somerset Kevill Davies
Captain Bethall. EmptyMon Nov 18, 2019 11:41 pm by littlehand

» Up-to Date new members. 2018/2019
Captain Bethall. EmptyMon Nov 18, 2019 8:33 pm by ADMIN

» Charles Frederick Murray MacGregor
Captain Bethall. EmptyMon Nov 18, 2019 6:42 pm by ADMIN

» Captain Herbert Croft Ryder, Army Pay Department.
Captain Bethall. EmptyMon Nov 18, 2019 6:40 pm by 1879graves

» Zulu War kit bags
Captain Bethall. EmptyThu Nov 14, 2019 7:22 am by John Young

» Mr Arthur Fricker Wiltshire Regiment
Captain Bethall. EmptyThu Nov 14, 2019 7:09 am by John Young

» Captain Gardner's Mysterious Captain
Captain Bethall. EmptyThu Nov 14, 2019 6:35 am by Frank Allewell

» A test for fun.
Captain Bethall. EmptyThu Nov 14, 2019 6:09 am by 90th

»  Locket was sent to Helen Shepstone.
Captain Bethall. EmptyWed Nov 13, 2019 3:32 am by 90th

» Private James Chick
Captain Bethall. EmptySat Nov 09, 2019 10:56 pm by Bill8183

Lt. Augustus W. Hill, 57th Regt.
Captain Bethall. IMG-7742 Mac and Shad] (Isandula Collection)
The Zulu Wars - Twilight Of The Zulus - Episode 3 - Full Documentary
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Top posters
90th
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
littlehand
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
ADMIN
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
1879graves
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
rusteze
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
John
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
impi
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Top posting users this month
John Young
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
WeekendWarrior
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
1879graves
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
90th
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
SRB1965
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
littlehand
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
ADMIN
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
Bill8183
Captain Bethall. Bar_leftCaptain Bethall. BarCaptain Bethall. Bar_right 
Most active topics
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable.1
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable.2
Durnford was he capable. 3
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.

Share
 

 Captain Bethall.

Go down 
AuthorMessage
24th

24th

Posts : 1848
Join date : 2009-03-25

Captain Bethall. Empty
PostSubject: Captain Bethall.   Captain Bethall. EmptySun Sep 12, 2010 8:14 pm

As anyone got any information on a Captain Bethall. Read below.

Marter was sent by Lord Chelmsford to make the reconnaissance into Zululand, in order to determine the line of advance of 2nd Division, with two squadrons- a ride of about fifty miles. On the way back, while Marter was occupied with the rearguard, Captain Bethall, KDG, took it upon himself to trot off with the main body back to camp. This left three officers and nineteen men on there own in enemy territory with broken country and fading light. Marter with another officer and six men managed to reach camp some two hours after dark, but the remainder were stranded without food or cloaks for the night. The remaining two officers and all the men, bar three, came in at midday the following day. Two of the missing men whose horses had died, were brought in later that day, whilst the final man was not found until the third day.

Was he court marshalled for leaving the men in enemy territory?
Source: 1st King's Dragoon Guards
Back to top Go down
1879graves

1879graves

Posts : 2973
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

Captain Bethall. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Captain Bethall.   Captain Bethall. EmptySun Sep 12, 2010 8:39 pm

Hi 24th

A little information on him for you

Captain, J. M. Benthall, 1st Dragoon Guards.
Captain John Matthew Benthall was born at Upton, Torquay on 6 August 1840, the family home was “Furzewell House” in March 1857 he became an Articled Clerk to John Gridley, an Exeter solicitor, but he did not take to this profession and asked his guardian, the Rev. John Benthall of Newport Pagnell to help him obtain a commission in the army. Eventually he passed the examination and, obtained by purchase, a commission as an Ensign in the Military Train as from 20 December 1859. After his marriage to Maria Samuda he exchanged into the Dragoon Guards. The regiment arrived in Natal on 10 April 1879 he served as Captain of “C” Troop, on 26 May he was put under arrest for sleeping in an ambulance after getting wet through, he was released with a ”Devil of a WiggIng” .Retiring on half-pay 1 February 1882 he became Lt-Col. 31 December 1882 and died on 2 June 1888.
Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
littlehand

littlehand

Posts : 7081
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 51
Location : Down South.

Captain Bethall. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Captain Bethall.   Captain Bethall. EmptySun Sep 12, 2010 9:02 pm

Doe's he count as Devon connection member.

Captain, Benthall, J.M. Served at Conference Hill during the war, until emplyed at sick horse depot at Landsman's Drift.
Back to top Go down
1879graves

1879graves

Posts : 2973
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

Captain Bethall. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Captain Bethall.   Captain Bethall. EmptySun Sep 12, 2010 9:17 pm

Hi Littlehand

Yes he does Idea
Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
90th

90th

Posts : 9995
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 63
Location : Melbourne, Australia

Captain Bethall. Empty
PostSubject: Capt Benthall.   Captain Bethall. EmptyMon Sep 13, 2010 12:50 am

hi all .
I thought this chaps name was familiar so I checked my sales book of zulu war medals . Jim Bullock militaria had
the Bethnall Medal for sale on the 10 / 8 / 08 for 1,250 pds , condition described as ' Very Fine ' . It was sold on
or before 31 / 12 / 09. I think 1879graves may have a photo of it ?.
cheers 90th Idea .
Back to top Go down
1879graves

1879graves

Posts : 2973
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

Captain Bethall. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Captain Bethall.   Captain Bethall. EmptyMon Sep 13, 2010 6:44 pm

Hi All

Hey 90th, have you been looking / accessing my Database :lol!:

As 90th says, I have a photograph of the medal

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
South Africa bar”1879”, Capt. Benthall, 1 Dragoon Guards.
Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
90th

90th

Posts : 9995
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 63
Location : Melbourne, Australia

Captain Bethall. Empty
PostSubject: Capt. Bethnall   Captain Bethall. EmptyTue Sep 14, 2010 6:59 am

hi 1879graves .
I thought I may have sent it to you ? , but I may be wrong :lol!: :lol!:
cheers 90th.
Back to top Go down
1879graves

1879graves

Posts : 2973
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

Captain Bethall. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Captain Bethall.   Captain Bethall. EmptyTue Sep 14, 2010 8:50 pm

Hi 90th

Yes you did send it to me :lol!: :lol!: :lol!: :lol!:
Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
1879graves

1879graves

Posts : 2973
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

Captain Bethall. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Captain Bethall.   Captain Bethall. EmptyTue Mar 19, 2019 9:44 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Torquay Times, and South Devon Advertiser 08 June 1888

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Location - Kensal Green Cemetery (Kensington and Chelsea)
Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
1879graves

1879graves

Posts : 2973
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

Captain Bethall. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Captain Bethall.   Captain Bethall. EmptyTue Mar 19, 2019 9:49 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Location - Kensal Green Cemetery (Kensington and Chelsea)
Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
Sponsored content




Captain Bethall. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Captain Bethall.   Captain Bethall. Empty

Back to top Go down
 
Captain Bethall.
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA-
Jump to: