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.
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Subject: COLLAR MKR. B. SHELFORD, R.A Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:01 am
"16166 S: COLLAR MKR. B. SHELFORD, R.A." Benjamin Shelford, from St Mary's, Huntingdon, enl, aged 23, at Aldershot 4/1/1879, served in the Zulu War gaining the South Africa Medal & clasp "1879" & in the Boer War gaining the QSA & 3 clasps in addition to his LSGC, disch 1902."
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I have to agree with you, 14 years is a long time in one country.
The other interesting thing about his Service is that he joined the Service in Jan 1879 and only a month later (51 days), he was sent on Active service in a foreign land. He did not return home until 15 years later in December 1893.
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