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PostSubject: Muirhead's Account.   Wed May 18, 2011 8:12 pm

Gent's not sure if It's already been posted. I'm looking for the eyewitness account made by Muirhead regarding the death of Surgeon Major Shephard.
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PostSubject: Muirhead's account .   Wed May 18, 2011 8:32 pm

Hi Littlehand.
I think I've posted this before but it will be along time ago ! . I'm heading off to work now but if no-one finds it I 'll post
it either this afternoon or Friday .
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PostSubject: Re: Muirhead's Account.   Wed May 18, 2011 8:38 pm

Shepherd was attending to George MacLeroy of the Natal Carbineer's just before his own death,
Andrew Muirhead stated that Shepherd was killed by a thrown assegai soon after. I don't think you will find anything more from Muirhead.
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PostSubject: Re: Muirhead's Account.   Thu May 19, 2011 10:56 pm

Thanks Pete / 90th.
I have that already, I somehow thought there would have be more.
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PostSubject: Muirhead's account .   Fri May 20, 2011 2:10 am

Hi Littlehand .
This from ' Zulu Rising ' by Ian Knight .

Page 430 ..... Surgeon Shepherd must have recognized that tending to the wounded in the camp was hopeless , for Trpr Muirhead
saw him just beyond the big gully . Muirehead had set off with a friend , Trpr George Macleroy , known to his fellow Carbineers as
' Kelly ' when .......... '' Kelly staggered in the saddle , evidently hit with an assegai . I stopped my horse to see what was the matter ,
and tried to support him , but could not , and had to lift him off onto the ground . At that moment Dr. Shepherd came galloping past .
I called out to him , and he dismounted to examine Poor Kelly . After carefully examining him he said , '' Ah , the poor fellow !, too late,
too late ! '' . I had just mounted my horse and Dr. Shepherd was in the act of putting his foot into the stirrup , when he was struck fatally with an assegai ''
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