WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Zulu Dawn:“Excuse me, my Lord, there's something I must convey to you. I rode along the track down to Rorke's Drift. The sky above is red with fire. Your orders my Lord? Do we move to the drift?”
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Hidden Ground at Isandlwana
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyYesterday at 3:48 am by aussie inkosi

» Sam's a veteran of the Zulu War
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyTue Oct 26, 2021 8:49 pm by ADMIN

» Laagering of Wagons at iSandlwana and Laager Commandants
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyTue Oct 26, 2021 8:43 pm by ADMIN

» Zulu War Hero
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyTue Oct 26, 2021 1:46 pm by 90th

» Mr James Gittins 24th Reg 2131 Colour Sergeant
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyTue Oct 26, 2021 1:45 pm by 90th

» Frank Newton, C.M.G.
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyTue Oct 26, 2021 9:19 am by John Young

» Pte 922 George Edwards (Alias Orchard) and Pte 2744 Charles Moore
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyMon Oct 25, 2021 9:21 am by gardner1879

» Alexandra Mounted Rifles, full biographical details
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyMon Oct 25, 2021 6:47 am by bazley@mweb.co.za

» What if Dartnell had returned?
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptySun Oct 24, 2021 8:56 pm by Chelmsfordthescapegoat

» Private Frederick Butler Mounted Infantry
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyTue Oct 19, 2021 7:24 pm by 1879graves

» 2110 Pte T, McCULLOCH 91st Foot
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptySun Oct 17, 2021 4:16 pm by gardner1879

» FIND-A-GRAVE WEBSITE
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptySun Oct 17, 2021 12:29 pm by Muhlenbeck

» Lee Stevenson Books?
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyFri Oct 15, 2021 4:00 pm by Henry Martini

» New Member - Old Questions?
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyFri Oct 15, 2021 8:53 am by peter@zuluwars

» Pipe Major Walter Duncan
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyThu Oct 14, 2021 2:48 pm by majorduncan

» Unknown Patients at Rorke's Drift
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyThu Oct 14, 2021 5:15 am by Frank Allewell

» Seniority after the battle
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyThu Oct 14, 2021 1:45 am by 90th

» Removed offer declined
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyTue Oct 12, 2021 6:39 pm by Flintlock

» Task Organization for Sihayo Homestead Strike Force
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptySat Oct 09, 2021 3:06 pm by WeekendWarrior

» WTB Original early type long Cocking Indicator for MkII Martini-Henry
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyFri Oct 08, 2021 6:52 pm by Stand to

» I am a happy boy!
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptySun Oct 03, 2021 2:40 pm by Bromhead1879

» Looking for anyone that makes an correct Overseas Service Helmet
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptySun Oct 03, 2021 2:54 am by BigPaulie

» Captain Barry and his Picquet at Mkwene
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyThu Sep 30, 2021 12:52 pm by gardner1879

» Could it have been an even bigger disaster?
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyThu Sep 30, 2021 7:09 am by Frank Allewell

» Display fixings
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyWed Sep 29, 2021 3:35 am by 90th

» New Members Welcome.
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyWed Sep 29, 2021 3:33 am by 90th

» The Horsley Familey
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyTue Sep 28, 2021 8:42 am by Phillipp

» Best Zulu wars documentary full.
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyMon Sep 20, 2021 8:06 am by gardner1879

» Bt. Major. Harvey, C.L. 71st L.I.
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyFri Sep 17, 2021 7:28 pm by John Young

» 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Leigh Hare, 24th
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyThu Sep 16, 2021 6:16 am by 90th

» 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Leigh Hare, 24th - Sword
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyTue Sep 14, 2021 4:59 pm by Brin

» Henry William Longcast, Interpreter.
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyMon Sep 13, 2021 8:35 pm by Trev

» Zulu Dinner Event 30th October
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyMon Sep 13, 2021 11:48 am by Julian Whybra

» Matabele Wars
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyMon Sep 13, 2021 7:57 am by Frank Allewell

» Rorke's Drift defenders.
Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyThu Sep 09, 2021 11:10 pm by Spudee

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
The Anglo-Zulu war: Walking the battlefield of Ulundi
Top posters
90th
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
littlehand
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
ADMIN
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
1879graves
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
rusteze
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
John
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
Frank Allewell
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
gardner1879
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
90th
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
John Young
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
BigPaulie
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
aussie inkosi
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
barry
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
ADMIN
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
Stand to
Unidentified 91st Highlander Bar_leftUnidentified 91st Highlander BarUnidentified 91st Highlander Bar_right 
Most active topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Durnford was he capable.1
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable.5
Durnford was he capable. 4
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.2
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Most Viewed Topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Adding to the Library
The ammunition question
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Lieutenant Adendorff 1-3 N.N.C.
Fair Use Notice
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.
Keywords
Isandlwana payne Natal Woolfryes henry zulu Franklin smith melvill Mounted Prince Police taylor harford horse james john George carbineers 24th spalding martini Russell Durnford drift williams
 

 Unidentified 91st Highlander

Go down 
3 posters
AuthorMessage
cattailrun



Posts : 15
Join date : 2019-08-12
Location : Winchester, Virginia

Unidentified 91st Highlander Empty
PostSubject: Unidentified 91st Highlander   Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyWed Sep 11, 2019 3:39 pm

Hello everyone!
I have made a few posts attempting to identify soldiers in old albums and you've all been enormous help every time. There was one soldier we had trouble with, and I'm happy to say I received permission to actually share his photo with you all.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

This photo comes from a rather empty album kept by 2nd Lt. D.J.A. Dickson of the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders. We initially hoped it was his portrait, but with this forum's assistance, that theory was quickly put to rest. I hope this photograph makes his identification easier.

Thank you once again!
Back to top Go down
John Young

John Young

Posts : 2311
Join date : 2013-09-08
Age : 65
Location : Lower Sheering, Essex

Unidentified 91st Highlander Empty
PostSubject: Re: Unidentified 91st Highlander   Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyWed Sep 11, 2019 6:33 pm

Sorry but the photograph is far too small for me to give you a decent assessment of it.

Prior to 1881, only the pipers of the 91st were kilted.  Given that figure has chevrons on both sleeves that suggests it is prior to 1881.  That being the case the piper’s doublet of the 91st was green in colour rather than scarlet, but the photograph is so indistinct I cannot make that judgement.

JY
Back to top Go down
cattailrun



Posts : 15
Join date : 2019-08-12
Location : Winchester, Virginia

Unidentified 91st Highlander Empty
PostSubject: Re: Unidentified 91st Highlander   Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyWed Sep 11, 2019 7:13 pm

Hmm, I'm not sure why it's so small? Let me try again.

Link to the image from my google drive.
Back to top Go down
1879graves

1879graves

Posts : 3192
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

Unidentified 91st Highlander Empty
PostSubject: Re: Unidentified 91st Highlander   Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyWed Sep 11, 2019 7:17 pm

Hi John

A bigger picture for you.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Salute

Andy
Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
John Young

John Young

Posts : 2311
Join date : 2013-09-08
Age : 65
Location : Lower Sheering, Essex

Unidentified 91st Highlander Empty
PostSubject: Re: Unidentified 91st Highlander   Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyWed Sep 11, 2019 9:34 pm

Cheers Andy,

I’d venture a guess at a Pipe-Major. Note diamond-shaped buttons. Timeframe late 1860’s to early 1870’s.

JY
Back to top Go down
1879graves

1879graves

Posts : 3192
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

Unidentified 91st Highlander Empty
PostSubject: Re: Unidentified 91st Highlander   Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyThu Sep 12, 2019 10:38 am

Hi All

Here is a photograph of a 91st Highlanders Piper pre-1881.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
cattailrun



Posts : 15
Join date : 2019-08-12
Location : Winchester, Virginia

Unidentified 91st Highlander Empty
PostSubject: Re: Unidentified 91st Highlander   Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyThu Sep 12, 2019 3:56 pm

1879graves wrote:
Hi All

Here is a photograph of a 91st Highlanders Piper pre-1881.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

This is fantastic! We have a group shot, as well, where a piper can be seen with that flag. Thank you for sharing!
Back to top Go down
John Young

John Young

Posts : 2311
Join date : 2013-09-08
Age : 65
Location : Lower Sheering, Essex

Unidentified 91st Highlander Empty
PostSubject: Re: Unidentified 91st Highlander   Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyThu Sep 12, 2019 6:37 pm

Andy & Cattailrun,

Just for the sake of clarification the image of the Piper that Andy has posted is actually post-1881.

The Piper is wearing the double badged collar badge of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, prior to the amalgamation of two regiments the collar badge of the 91st was a boar’s head.

The other giveaway that the photograph is post-1881 is the Long Service & Good Conduct stripe is only worn on the right cuff, prior to 1881 Highlanders, Rifles, Fusiliers and Light Infantry wore them on both cuffs.

I actually near to The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders’ Regimental Museum from next week.  If it is a rainy day I might drop by and pick their brains for a possible identification.

JY
Back to top Go down
cattailrun



Posts : 15
Join date : 2019-08-12
Location : Winchester, Virginia

Unidentified 91st Highlander Empty
PostSubject: Re: Unidentified 91st Highlander   Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyThu Sep 12, 2019 7:13 pm

Thanks so much for this information, John!
Back to top Go down
1879graves

1879graves

Posts : 3192
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

Unidentified 91st Highlander Empty
PostSubject: Re: Unidentified 91st Highlander   Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyThu Sep 12, 2019 7:35 pm

Hi John

Many thanks for the update. Lets hope it is raining next week for a day Joker

Andy
Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
1879graves

1879graves

Posts : 3192
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

Unidentified 91st Highlander Empty
PostSubject: Re: Unidentified 91st Highlander   Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyThu Sep 12, 2019 7:54 pm

Hi Cattailrun

If John is correct about your man being a Pipe-Major, there is only one Pipe-Major listed on the Medal Roll. (Pipe-Major 1186 R. Campbell)

Here is the service record for 1186 Robert Campbell.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Hopefully this could be your man.

Andy
Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
John Young

John Young

Posts : 2311
Join date : 2013-09-08
Age : 65
Location : Lower Sheering, Essex

Unidentified 91st Highlander Empty
PostSubject: Re: Unidentified 91st Highlander   Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyMon Sep 16, 2019 5:48 pm

Just visited Stirling Castle only to discover that the Regimental Museum of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders is closed for a major refurbishment. Earliest re-opening date is given as the end of 2019, although a chat with one of the castle’s attendants revealed it might sometime in 2020.

JY
Back to top Go down
cattailrun



Posts : 15
Join date : 2019-08-12
Location : Winchester, Virginia

Unidentified 91st Highlander Empty
PostSubject: Re: Unidentified 91st Highlander   Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyFri Sep 20, 2019 9:50 pm

Andy,
This is fantastic! We'll be judicious with our language, but having a possible (if not very likely) identification is wonderful. I'd like him not to be forgotten.

Any ideas why Robert Campbell doesn't seem to pop up in the Hart's Annual lists, etc.? Might be my own user error...

Thanks for the effort, John!

I can't say enough how much I've enjoyed working on this project and learning from you all. Thank you for being so willing to share your time and knowledge!
Back to top Go down
John Young

John Young

Posts : 2311
Join date : 2013-09-08
Age : 65
Location : Lower Sheering, Essex

Unidentified 91st Highlander Empty
PostSubject: Re: Unidentified 91st Highlander   Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyFri Sep 20, 2019 10:38 pm

The simple answer as to why he is not in Hart’s is that he is not a Commissioned Officer, he was a senior non-commissioned officer.

I hope that makes sense?

Regards,

JY
Back to top Go down
cattailrun



Posts : 15
Join date : 2019-08-12
Location : Winchester, Virginia

Unidentified 91st Highlander Empty
PostSubject: Re: Unidentified 91st Highlander   Unidentified 91st Highlander EmptyFri Sep 20, 2019 11:40 pm

Yes, absolutely! As you've all seen blatantly displayed, this is not my area of expertise. Thank you for the reminder!
Back to top Go down
 
Unidentified 91st Highlander
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA-
Jump to: