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PostSubject: With Colonel Black in May??   Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:51 pm

Does anyone know if a certain Laurence

Went with Colonel Black to Isandlwana in March, the second vist??

i think he may have been a officer Suspect




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PostSubject: Re: With Colonel Black in May??   Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:55 am



Hi DB14,

Was this Col Black the Maj Black of the 24th who lead the expedition of NMP troopers to Isandlwana on about 2 February 1879, to recover the 24th's colours?


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PostSubject: Re: With Colonel Black in May??   Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:04 pm

Its the same man Idea


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PostSubject: Re: With Colonel Black in May??   Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:33 pm

DB14,

There was a Captain Henry Buckton Laurence in the 2nd Battn., 4th (King's Own Royal) Regiment, who was based at Helpmekaar, appears in Mac' & Shad' as Lawrence (sic). I've got an engraving of him somewhere as he was later killed in subsequent campaign whilst serving in a South African unit, having resigned his commission.

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PostSubject: Re: With Colonel Black in May??   Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:41 pm

Hi Thanks for that

This is what i had on him

From "Selected Writings of the Late William Moorsom Laurence" ibid.

"...I found rather an interesting relic in the shape of a diary kept by Lieut. Pope, who was in command of the company of the 2-24th that was destroyed


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PostSubject: Re: With Colonel Black in May??   Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:06 pm

DB14,

Then that would be Assistant Commissary W. M. Laurence of the Commissariat & Transport Department, who performed Transport duty at the Hq.-Qrs. at Pietermaritzburg...

I think I've got an engraving of him somewhere as well!

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