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PostSubject: Mayer , J.H.   Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:27 am

Hi all .
When I was looking at the Forsyth Roll for the Transvaal Rgr's , for info on Moodie / Moody .S . I also found in the Transvaal Rangers Roll was the following .......... Mayer , J.H. Wounded Dangerously at the white Umfolozi on 3 / 7 / 79 . Gunshot wound of the left arm and chest , same bullet . Died of wounds . Believed to be buried in the Cairn below Ft Noela with Troopers Krantz and Peacock of the
NLH . Formerly served with the NNC . Wounded at Sihayo's Kraal . Defender of Rorke's Drift ..... I knew of Mayer but didnt realise he was killed later in the war Suspect . I'm fairly certain I've posted his wound information on here previously , I just looked it up in
'' Surgical Experiences In The Zulu and Transvaal Wars , 1879 And 1881 by Dugald Blair Brown . He was suffering from an Assegai wound which was sustained at Sihayo's Kraal after a Zulu Prisoner lashed out with an Assegai . If anyone has this book the info is on page 13 - 14 . After reading his wound and hospital information again , he was lucky to have survived at all ! . There is no mention of him losing his life later in the war . Suspect
Cheers 90th. You need to study mo
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