Zulu Dawn:Corporal Storey : [to the soldier next to him, referring to the ammunition] Soft 'eaded buggers these. Flatten out against the bone. Smash 'em out. Storey's mate: But bullets run out... and those bloody spears don 't.
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Hi Rnewy . Welcome aboard . Here are the Despatch details of the 94 th Regt after the Isandlwana Debacle . 28 Officers , 897 Men , 5 Horses Left for Sth Africa on the ' China ' from Southhampton 26 th Feb 79 , Departed St. Vincent 9th March , Departed Simons Bay ( Sth Africa ) 29th March . Disembarked Natal 2nd April .
Here is a picture of the Regiments Glengarry badge worn till 1881 . This will be a copy of an original . You can buy original badges but you will be looking at 70 - 100 Pds .
Hi Rnewy. Some more info on the 94 th Regt. The Second invasion of zululand began 29th May 79 . 94 th Regt was attached to the 2nd Division under the command of Maj - Gen E. Newdigate , Subsequently this was broken into 2 Brigades and the 94th was in the 2nd Bgde under the command of Col . W.P. Collingwood there were 6 companies of the 94th in this force . The 94 th took part in the final battle at Ulundi 4th July with 17 Officers , 616 O' Ranks . Casuaties I officer wounded , 2 Other Ranks KIA , 9 Wounded and I died of Wounds. According to the Medal Roll for the South African War Medal the 94 th's commanding Officer's were LT- COL . S. Malthus Medal with 1879 Clasp , Maj and Bvt Lt-Col , J.Murray , Medal with 79 Clasp , Maj . P.R. Anstruther, Medal and 79 Clasp. If I'm not mistaken Anstruther was killed in one of the wars with the Boers ?. Certain he did die in Sth Africa at some stage . cheers 90th.
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Subject: Re: Frankum 94th of foot Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:20 pm
Thank you for this information,
I really Appreciate you looking, I guess my next step is trying to get his Service records if they are not Destroyed.
And if they are then as much info i can about the 94th.
He Must of left the Army about 1882 , He married in Dec 1882 and went on to have 11 children the 4 sons he had all went into the Army. He died in 1936 aged 86.
I think getting a copy of Reminiscences Of An Officer in 1879 Zulu War. By Captain Montague his memoir tells of his services with the 94th regiment of foot.would be a good book to get if i can get my hands on it.
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Subject: Re: Frankum 94th of foot Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:47 pm
He married in Dec 1882 and went on to have 11 children.
(So he Didn't quite beat John Dunn)
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This copy is expensive , search amazon or abebooks you may find a less expensive copy. It does appear on ebay from time to time . cheers 90th.
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Subject: Re: Frankum 94th of foot Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:46 am
Thanks i have now sent for the book .
Regarding the roll I have only seen the page Frederick Frankum is listed on and there is columns with 4 no then 2 yes then a empty . As i cant see the headers on the columns can you tell me what the columns stand for please ?
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Subject: Re: Frankum 94th of foot Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:43 pm