WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Lt. Melvill: Well done, Sir! Did you see that Noggs? Deceived him with the up and took him with the down. Norris-Newman: Well well, this one\'s a grandfather at least. If he\'d been a Zulu in his prime I\'d have given odds against your lancer, Mr.Melvill.
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  PublicationsPublications  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» The Destruction of the Rocket Battery - the bigger picture.
Today at 12:32 am by SRB1965

» Reprints from India
Yesterday at 9:52 pm by rusteze

» Missing page paylist 1/24th
Yesterday at 8:41 pm by Kenny

» The Irish Connection.
Yesterday at 7:36 pm by lorryloads

» "The Wiltshire Regiment 1756-1914"
Yesterday at 11:38 am by lorryloads

» Quick quiz.
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:19 pm by SRB1965

» Nurse Estella Miller And James Johnson Miller, King's Royal Rifle Corps
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:21 pm by 90th

» Ration Party Rorke's Drift
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:37 pm by Julian Whybra

» Stafford House Committee Nurses
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:37 pm by 1879graves

» Presentation of the Colours to ‘A Company, 24th Regiment’
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:01 am by 90th

» Some nice 80th cdv’s on E-Bay - again
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:44 am by 90th

» Hopkins Charles Harrie Innes
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:17 am by 90th

» David Clarke Slatter
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:27 pm by goldenstar

» ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:06 pm by xhosa2000

» Major William Henry O'Dell Nyazane and Khambula?
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:20 am by John Young

Lt. (Brevet Major) J.R.M. Chard, 5th Field Company, Royal Engineers--Rorke's Drift and Ulundi
(Mac and Shad) Isandula Collection)
Rededication Rorke's Drift Defender William Wilcox. 8th May 2011 Dolton Devon.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Top posters
90th
 
littlehand
 
Frank Allewell
 
ADMIN
 
1879graves
 
rusteze
 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
 
John
 
Mr M. Cooper
 
impi
 
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Top posting users this month
rusteze
 
Frank Allewell
 
90th
 
John Young
 
xhosa2000
 
SRB1965
 
steve.333
 
Gardner1879
 
1879graves
 
Julian Whybra
 
Most active topics
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable.5
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.1
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable.2
Durnford was he capable. 3
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.

Share | 
 

 Unknown Isandlwana casualty - Oswald Bretherton

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Tim Needham

avatar

Posts : 182
Join date : 2011-10-18

PostSubject: Unknown Isandlwana casualty - Oswald Bretherton   Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:43 am

I've recently come across a memorial inscription on a family headstone in Birkenhead which mentions the death of an OSWALD BRETHERTON at Isandlwana, however, having searched through the various casualty rolls for both the battle & the whole war I can't seem to find him mentioned anywhere.

The main inscription is as follows;

… BRETHERTON/
who died 18th November 187… , aged 62 years./
also of Alice CHIPPENDALE, his wife/
who died 11th February 1875, aged 57 years

Oswald, 4th son of Edwd BRETHERTON
Killed at Isandula, Zulu-land
22nd January 1879
aged 25 years.

One possibility of course is that he enlisted under a false name, but if anyone has any further information which may help identify this individual I'd be interested to hear.

Regards,

Tim
Back to top Go down
tasker224

avatar

Posts : 2103
Join date : 2010-07-30
Age : 51
Location : North London

PostSubject: Re: Unknown Isandlwana casualty - Oswald Bretherton   Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:42 pm

Nothing even close on the casualty roll. scratch
Back to top Go down
Tim Needham

avatar

Posts : 182
Join date : 2011-10-18

PostSubject: Re: Unknown Isandlwana casualty - Oswald Bretherton    Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:03 pm

Hi Tasker,

Forum member Rai England has done a little digging for me and has found an article from September 1879 which alludes to the death of Oswald Bretherton; it confirms that he did indeed join the army under an assumed name but doesn't state what that name was, also it says that he was killed at Ulundi which is strange. As Rai points out, it seems unlikely that the family would have the wrong battle inscribed on the grave and so it's likely that Isandlwana is correct.

Regards,

Tim
Back to top Go down
tasker224

avatar

Posts : 2103
Join date : 2010-07-30
Age : 51
Location : North London

PostSubject: Re: Unknown Isandlwana casualty - Oswald Bretherton   Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:21 pm

The alias sounds the most plausible. Such a pity that so little info is known about the men who perished. One wonders if the the Bretherton/Chippendale family knew the alias?
Seems odd that a man named Oswald of awhat must surely have been a better off family with such a stone memorial would need to enlist under a false name. scratch
Yet another iSandlwana mystery.
(If indeed he was killed at Ulundi and I agree that this is probably an error, that ought to make narrowing him down a little more possible with so few British casualties.)
Back to top Go down
TOWERBOY



Posts : 185
Join date : 2011-03-16
Age : 51

PostSubject: Re: Unknown Isandlwana casualty - Oswald Bretherton   Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:58 pm

Father Michael Bretherton was a solicitor and lived at Hamilton Square Birkenhead, had a big big family, Salute
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Unknown Isandlwana casualty - Oswald Bretherton   

Back to top Go down
 
Unknown Isandlwana casualty - Oswald Bretherton
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: GENEALOGY-
Jump to: