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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)
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PostSubject: Sir D. C. Drury Lowe services   Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:05 pm

"Sir D. C. Drury Lowe served with the 17th Lancers in the Crimea from iSth Jime 1855, including the battle of the Tchernaya, siege and fall of Sebastopol (Medal with Clasp, and Turkish Medal). Also the Indian campaign of 1858-59, including pursuit of rebel forces under Tantia Topee, and the action of Zeerayjore (Medal with Clasp) Central India). Commanded the 17th Lancers and the Cavalry of the 2nd Division in the Zulu war of 1879, and was present in the engagement at Uiundi—wounded (CB., Medal with Clasp). Served in the Boer war of 1881 under Sir Evelyn Wood in command of the Cavalry Brigade. Served in the Egyptian war of 18-2 in command of the Cavalry Division, and was present at the engagements of El Magfar, Mahsama, the two actions at Kassasin, and the battle of Tel-el-Kebir, immediately after which he commenced a forced march with the Cavalry by which he obtained possession of Cairo, the surrender of its citadel, and of the rebel chief Arabi (six times mentioned in despatches, received the thanks of both Houses of Parliament, KCB., Medal with Clasp, 2nd Class of the Osmanieh, and Khedive's Star)."
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PostSubject: Sir D.C.Drury Lowe Services   Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:15 pm

D.Lowe was also present at Erzungayan Mtn ( several spellings ) where Lt & Adj Frederick John Cokayne Frith was shot and killed in a futile cavalry charge through a Mealie Field on the 5th June 1879.
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PostSubject: Re: Sir D. C. Drury Lowe services   Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:54 pm

What is interesting is that Drury-Lowe only participated in AZW by accident. He had actually retired from the army on half-pay when the then Commanding Officer 17th Lancers, Colonel Thomas Gonne shot himself and Drury-Lowe was recalled to command his regiment in South Africa.
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PostSubject: Sir D.C.Drury Lowe Services   Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:22 am

Yes Kenny that's certainly what happened , do we know if Gonne recovered from his accidental pistol practice wound ? .
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PostSubject: Re: Sir D. C. Drury Lowe services   Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:04 am

He survived after the bullet was extracted from his thigh. Colonel Thomas Gonne went on half-pay then took a staff employment. He died in 1886 while still serving.
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PostSubject: Sir D.C.Drury Lowe Services   Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:20 am

Thanks Kenny much appreciated .
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PostSubject: Re: Sir D. C. Drury Lowe services   Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:23 pm

90th wrote:
D.Lowe was also present at Erzungayan Mtn  ( several spellings ) where Lt & Adj Frederick John Cokayne Frith was shot and killed in a futile cavalry charge through a Mealie Field on the 5th June 1879.
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"On 5th June 1879, a portion of the regiment under Col D.C. Drury-Lowe was engaged in their first skirmish with the enemy near the Upoko River when Lt Frith was shot through the heart. His body was brought into the camp on the Nondweni River and buried that same evening. He was followed to the grave by all his brother officers, and by most of the officers in camp, including Lord Chelmsford, General Newdigate, and staff."

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PostSubject: Sir D.C.Drury Lowe Services   Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:09 am

I did take some photos of the area and of Frith's Grave when I was there in May 2016 , he shares a plot with 2 or 3 others who are unidentified .
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PostSubject: Re: Sir D. C. Drury Lowe services   Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:08 pm

His brother Richard Curzon Sherwin Drury-Lowe served with Lonsdales Horse as a Captain and later as a Sergeant in the CMR. He had previously held commissions in the 52nd Light Infantry and 10th Hussars. From England after the AZW he applied for a commission in the CMR but wan't successful so he joined as a First class-Private in July 1880. He was still serving in 1884 and died in 1906.
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PostSubject: Sir D.C.Drury Lowe Services   Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:15 pm

Excellent Cam
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