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Captain David Moriarity, 80th, KIA Ntombe
This photograph taken when he was in the 7th Regiment prior to his transfer to the 80th. [Mac & Shad] (Isandula Collection)
The Battle of Isandlwana: One of The Worst Defeats of The British Empire - Military History
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PostSubject: Was it colour sergeant Keane that was found?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:44 pm

Hi all

I have been searching on the forum for any news about the identity of the body found at Isandlwana with the button of the general staff corps. It was thought at first that the body was of colour sergeant M.C. Keane, however, some doubts about this arose, and further research was needed.

Does anyone know if there has been any developement regarding this, and if this unfortunate fellow has been identified yet?

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PostSubject: Re: Was it colour sergeant Keane that was found?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:06 pm

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There has been no up-date. Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Was it colour sergeant Keane that was found?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:10 pm

Discussion regarding the Button found with the remains.

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PostSubject: Was it colour sergeant Keane that was found?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:19 pm

Hi impi

Many thanks for the links, much appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: Was it colour sergeant Keane that was found?   Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:51 pm

Just a pity there as been no development, still we live in hope. Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Was it colour sergeant Keane that was found?   Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:38 am

Hi all

Mr M. Cooper

Logic would dictate that it was Col. Sergt. Keane. However to declare this officially they have to take DNA samples from a living descendant or near relative. As yet they have not yet confirmed any descendant. That’s as far as I know!...

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