"Kirk, James Buchanan. From the 89th Foot as major to the 91st, 29th January, 1870. Was appointed to command the 91st in January, 1876. Was unable to proceed with the regiment to the Zulu War, in 1879, owing to a tumour having formed in his right foot, from the effects of which he subsequently died. Was placed on half-pay and appointed to the Intelligence Department, 21st June, 1879. Died, 1880."