Zulu.Lieutenant John Chard: What's our strength? Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead: Seven officers including surgeon, commissaries and so on; Adendorff now I suppose; wounded and sick 36, fit for duty 97 and about 40 native levies. Not much of an army for you.
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.
Posts : 2559 Join date : 2009-04-06 Age : 57 Location : UK
Subject: Lt Raw. Isandlwana Sat May 03, 2014 12:10 am
Do we know what Lt Raws movements were after he discovered the Zulu army, and was force to retreat back to the camp. The reason I ask, is on another thread " Source for faulty revolver " Springbok posted a list of those who mace the crossing in order. It shows Raw as being the first. What part, apart from annoying the Zulus did Raw play?
Ive tried for years to put together a crossing list at Fugitives Drift. These are some of the men that can be placed into order. Raw Mcphail Moodie Vause Gardner Essex Stafford Curling Smith Dorrien Williams Bickley Coghill Brickhill Higginson Melvill Foley.
All of the above are in some way referenced by sight or timing.
Theres a case to be made for many others, even for changing the above.
Posts : 2308 Join date : 2010-07-02 Age : 39
Subject: Re: Lt Raw. Isandlwana Sun May 04, 2014 11:13 pm
There's not much on Raw's escape from Isandlwana, would be intersting to know what time he left the Battlefield. He did witness the death of Vereker, it was Raw who gave him a horse, only for Vereker to give back to its owner!