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PostSubject: Rhodes Herbert   Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:36 pm

Any information on this chap. Thanks in advance!

"Rhodes, Herbert, son, of Rev. Francis William Rhodes, V. of Bishop's Stortford, Essex, and elder bro. of Rt. Hon. Cecil Rhodes. To Durham University ; of reputation as an African explorer ; burnt in camp in Zululand in the Zulu War 1879-80. Cf. Wyk. iii. (n. 141) 331"

Source: Winchester College, 1836-1906 : a register
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PostSubject: Re: Rhodes Herbert   Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:51 pm

Impi.

Herbert (1845-1879) was involved with his brother Cecil in prospecting for diamonds in Kimberley, Cape Colony early in his career, but was accidentally killed while pioneering in the Lake Nyasa area he was killed through the accidental firing of his hut in 1879, in what is now Nyassaland.
Didn't take part in the Zulu war.


"Herbert Rhodes spent a short term in prison for gun-running and died in 1879, aged just 34. While pouring out a large bottle of home-brewed gin in his hut, an ember from his pipe ignited the spirit and caught his clothes alight. He threw himself into a nearby river to quench the flames but died shortly after."

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PostSubject: Re: Rhodes Herbert   Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:24 pm

Thanks LH. Not what I thought. agree
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