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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: Colonel S. Graves   Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:47 pm

"Colonel S. Graves organised for the Zulu war of 1879 the 2na Regiment of Natal Native Contingent, consisting of two battalions, and served with Pearson's Column, in command o£ the regiment, during the advance to Ekowe, taking part in the engagement of Inyezane (mentioned in despatches as having been indefatigable in his exertions, (Medal with Clasp)."
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PostSubject: Col S. Graves   Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:22 am

Major Shapland Graves 2/ NNC was from the 2/ 3rd Btn ( The Buffs ). Maj Graves is mentioned several times in Ian Knights ' Fearful Hard Times ; The Siege And Relief Of Eshowe , 1879 ' . I haven't checked but is probably also mentioned in ' Black Soldiers Of The Queen ' by Paul Thompson .
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PostSubject: Re: Colonel S. Graves   Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:00 pm

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His grave is situated in Highland Road cemetery, Southsea, Hampshire.
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