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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: Pardon my god ...   Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:21 am

Hi all

What religions were practiced by British and colonial soldiers, which comes in Zululand in January 1879 ?

What religion was the most practiced ?

There was banned religions, in white units, which comes in Zululand in January 1879 ?


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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:40 am

They had their own religions, no now was forced to observe one, as it is today.
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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:49 am

I thought there were only Christians !
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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:53 am

Who side did the Irish fight on.
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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:12 am

I do not understand?In Zululand, they fight on the side of the Christians Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm

Pascal,

There were followers of the Jewish faith in the British Army, I can think of one killed at Isandlwana, and his brother came out with the replacement draft of the 1st/24th.

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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:11 pm

what grades, please?
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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:12 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:20 pm

Well what Pete ? There was a soldier of the People of the Book at Isandhlwana, it is not impossible !
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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:43 pm

I'm not understanding what your trying to say.
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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:50 pm

The subject is what religions were practiced by the soldiers who enters Zululand, January 22, 1879.

In what proportions ect ...

Which was the most practiced ect ...
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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:33 pm

You could make that your project, and let us know the answer!!!!! agree
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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:45 pm

This is about discution easy!

What do you mean?
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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:42 pm

The 24th were English in the main, with a significant proportion of Welshmen and Irishmen.
In the main, these would therefore be CofE, CofW and Catholics.
The vast majority would have given a religion on enlistment; I believe that unlike today, very few would have given "no religion" back in the mid to late 1800s.
As Chard says, a good research project, for someone who cares about this kind of thing. I am guessing that in general, the soldiers' religions would reflect the demographics prevailing tthe time from their places of enlistment.
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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:52 pm

I think he means were there any Vicar's at Isandlwana :p;:
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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:05 pm

24th, I think you deserve some kind of special prize if you can make any sense of this! :p;:
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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:58 am

Hi Tasker

What CoFe and CofW scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:08 am

Hi 24 th

What a Vicar scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:10 am

Tasker wrote in red :

24th, I think you deserve some kind of special prize if you can make any sense of this !

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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:21 am

Pascal,

In answer to your question: what grades, please?

KIA: Private.

Replacement: Sergeant.

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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:28 am

Pascal MAHE wrote:
Hi Tasker

What CoFe and CofW scratch

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Church of England, Church of Wales
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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:34 am

Protestant Churches ?
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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:35 am

Quite a few of those killed at Isandlwana ,had fathers who were reverends or simular!
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PostSubject: Re: Pardon my god ...   Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:47 am

It should not be many.
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