WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Film Zulu Dawn quote: “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
» John Chard VC R.E. Sword at auction
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyYesterday at 2:54 pm by Will M

» Prince Imperial
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyMon Nov 30, 2020 5:18 am by barry

» Rorkes Drift Battle Relics
Dogs of Zulu War EmptySat Nov 28, 2020 10:15 am by sstiles

» Best Zulu War Books
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyWed Nov 25, 2020 12:00 am by 90th

» George Toplis
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyTue Nov 24, 2020 4:46 pm by 1879graves

» 1st Battalion, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment, 1875
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyFri Nov 20, 2020 2:17 am by 90th

» Lt Chard and his sighting of Zulu enemy at Isandlwana
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyWed Nov 18, 2020 10:56 am by Frank Allewell

» Rorkes drift Hotel
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyWed Nov 18, 2020 10:46 am by Frank Allewell

» Information on Harry Boik Trooper 141 NATAL MOUNTED POLICE
Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Nov 15, 2020 5:39 am by barry

» Lieutenant Chards anxiety-inducing-notes-Battle-Rorkes-Drift
Dogs of Zulu War EmptySat Nov 14, 2020 11:58 pm by ADMIN

» John Courtenay Chasman CHADWICK - 1st Class Interpreter
Dogs of Zulu War EmptySat Nov 14, 2020 2:46 pm by RoryReynolds

» S/Sgts Appointments/Ranks
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyTue Nov 10, 2020 10:45 am by John Young

» Punishment - FLOGGING
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyMon Nov 09, 2020 10:04 am by Frank Allewell

» Isandlwana, Last Stands
Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Nov 08, 2020 1:21 pm by 90th

» HMS Active RMA and Kroomen duties
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyMon Nov 02, 2020 7:55 pm by Herbie

» Henry William Longcast, Interpreter.
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyTue Oct 27, 2020 9:29 am by John Young

» Officers of the 1st Battalion, 24th Regiment circa 1868
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyMon Oct 26, 2020 11:31 pm by John Young

» Famous death?
Dogs of Zulu War EmptySat Oct 24, 2020 3:38 pm by Frank Allewell

» N/5 Battery RA at Isandlwana
Dogs of Zulu War EmptySat Oct 24, 2020 10:20 am by SRB1965

» The Pickets on Mkwene
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyFri Oct 23, 2020 11:30 am by Frank Allewell

» Durnford's medical officer
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyFri Oct 23, 2020 9:51 am by Julian Whybra

» Victorian HMS SHAH South Africa Zulu Wars Medal William Morrison Royal Navy
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyThu Oct 22, 2020 5:37 pm by Danny1960

» The 'other' fighting clerk - Corporal JH Mayor, N.N.C
Dogs of Zulu War EmptySat Oct 17, 2020 5:07 am by Frank Allewell

» Somerset soldiers killed at Isandhlwana
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyFri Oct 16, 2020 9:08 am by Julian Whybra

» "The Wiltshire Regiment 1756-1914"
Dogs of Zulu War EmptySat Oct 10, 2020 4:46 am by kaveman

» The Unknown Warrior Westminster Abbey
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyWed Oct 07, 2020 3:06 pm by ADMIN

» Lance Corporal Robert Eaton NMP
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyTue Oct 06, 2020 2:12 pm by Julian Whybra

» Lieutenant Anthony Kingscote, HMS Tenedos
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyFri Oct 02, 2020 3:31 pm by Petty Officer Tom

» Sir Robert Gordon Gilmour
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyThu Oct 01, 2020 4:22 pm by 90th

» William De Passey, 17th Lancers.1879.
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyThu Oct 01, 2020 11:27 am by 1879graves

» Lieutenant Frederick Streatfield Pelly, RN
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyTue Sep 29, 2020 4:09 pm by 1879graves

» KEYNSHAMLIGHTHORSE GRAVES WEBSITE
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyTue Sep 29, 2020 8:08 am by ADMIN

» Regimental numbers
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyFri Sep 25, 2020 12:55 pm by Frank Allewell

» Colour of Lord Chelsmford eyes
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyFri Sep 25, 2020 8:05 am by Simonsole

» List of identified bodies at Isandlwana
Dogs of Zulu War EmptyThu Sep 17, 2020 5:30 am by John Young

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Rorke's Drift BBC Radio 4
Top posters
90th
Dogs of Zulu War Bar_leftDogs of Zulu War BarDogs of Zulu War Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Dogs of Zulu War Bar_leftDogs of Zulu War BarDogs of Zulu War Bar_right 
littlehand
Dogs of Zulu War Bar_leftDogs of Zulu War BarDogs of Zulu War Bar_right 
ADMIN
Dogs of Zulu War Bar_leftDogs of Zulu War BarDogs of Zulu War Bar_right 
1879graves
Dogs of Zulu War Bar_leftDogs of Zulu War BarDogs of Zulu War Bar_right 
rusteze
Dogs of Zulu War Bar_leftDogs of Zulu War BarDogs of Zulu War Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Dogs of Zulu War Bar_leftDogs of Zulu War BarDogs of Zulu War Bar_right 
John
Dogs of Zulu War Bar_leftDogs of Zulu War BarDogs of Zulu War Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
Dogs of Zulu War Bar_leftDogs of Zulu War BarDogs of Zulu War Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Dogs of Zulu War Bar_leftDogs of Zulu War BarDogs of Zulu War Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
Will M
Dogs of Zulu War Bar_leftDogs of Zulu War BarDogs of Zulu War Bar_right 
Most active topics
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Isandlwana, Last Stands
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
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
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
martini payne Isandlwana drift Russell horse Durnford Mounted 24th melvill spalding Natal harford gardner john zulu Woolfryes Franklin william smith George taylor henry Police Prince james

 

 Dogs of Zulu War

Go down 
AuthorMessage
1879graves

1879graves

Posts : 3057
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Sep 27, 2009 10:41 am

Dick, A British Fox Terrier

Dick - Mentioned in Dispatch - On January 22, 1879, the Zulu impis (regiments) had surprised and annihilated several companies of the British 24th Foot. Elated by their success, the Zulus hurried to attack a single company (B Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment) holding some farm buildings at Rorke's Drift.
A lucky fugitive from this previous massacre had given the post a few hours warning. There were only three officers at Rorke's Drift: one was Surgeon Reynolds, Army Medical Department, whose loyal companion was Dick, a small fox terrier.
About 4:30 p.m. over 5,000 Zulu warriors swept down on the band of British soldiers. It was impossible for the handful of men to stop the Zulus at a distance, and the attackers quickly swarmed around the buildings in hand-to-hand fighting.
Surgeon Reynolds, in the post hospital, was having a difficult time tending to the wounded while shots flew through the windows. With Reynolds was Dick.
The Zulus eventually succeeded in setting fire to the thatched roof of the hospital building, necessitating that the sick and wounded be moved into the open. Surgeon John Reynolds fearlessly continued attending to his patients. Always by his side was Dick, quite unmoved by the hail of shots and spears falling about him. The only time he left his master was to nip at the shins of an overbold Zulu.
The siege kept up until 4 am. the next day, when the Zulus retreated, leaving hundreds of their dead in the vicinity of the post. Surgeon Reynolds, among others was awarded the Victoria Cross and, specially Mentioned in the Dispatch for "his constant attention to the wounded under fire where they fell," was Dick. All who were present paid tribute to the little dog who stuck by his master's side through the whole ordeal.
Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
1879graves

1879graves

Posts : 3057
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Sep 27, 2009 10:46 am

Lion

One casualty of the battle cleverly made his way back to the regiment after the battle. He had suffered terrible wounds but survived until 1884 when he died and was buried in County Kilkenny at the Kilkenny Barracks, Eire. He was the regimental mascot, Lion, a dog of dubious pedigree.

Here lies "Lion" the Regimental Dog 1st. Btn. 24th Regiment who died Oct. 1884

This faithful creature followed the fortunes of the Battalion through the Kafir and Zulu wars of 1877-78-79 and was severely wounded

at the battle of Isandlwana

Please see Pictorial catalogue of AZW graves for photos & Grave Click Here Lion the Regimental Dog 1st. Btn. 24th Regiment.
Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
ADMIN

ADMIN

Posts : 3957
Join date : 2008-11-01
Age : 61
Location : KENT

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Sep 27, 2009 10:56 am

Click Here :Early British Dogs courage under fire!
Back to top Go down
https://www.1879zuluwar.com
Saul David 1879



Posts : 527
Join date : 2009-02-28

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptyFri Oct 09, 2009 10:23 pm

The only survivors who did reach Rorke*s Drift laager were the dogs belonging to the camp, who kept coming back one by one, thin and poor, but seemingly overjoyed to get
among the red-coats again. Most of them were cut with assegais. There were several terriers left in camp, but these apparently were not able to escape, or probably would not surrender and died with their masters. Colonel Degacher, of the 2-24th, had left a well-bred pointer in camp, and for some days hoped the dog would find his way back to him.
Days passed, and other dogs rejoined their corps, but Slap never put in an appearance. At length, at daybreak on the morning of the 5 th of February,

A fortnight after Isandhlwana, when the entrance to the laager was opened, there was the dog, having swum the river during the night, sitting on his haunches, waiting to be admitted. He was sadly cut by assegais, but seemed not to think about his wounds now that he had effected his escape. Could this have been Lion.
Back to top Go down
90th

90th

Posts : 10157
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 64
Location : Melbourne, Australia

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: don the dog.   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 1:21 pm

hi all.
Found this, Im sure someone asked if there was a picture of Don available ?
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
cheers 90th.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 2:55 pm

Hi Pete,

I've sent you a PM.

Cheers
Bookworm.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySat Oct 19, 2013 10:43 pm

Pope chatted with anstey for a moment,
he was lonely and missed his terrier
" Pip " which he left with surgeon reynold's
back at the mission station. morris p 353.
Back to top Go down
DrummerBoy 16



Posts : 110
Join date : 2013-06-16

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 11:14 am

xhosa2000

I think you'l find Morris made that up.


Cheers
Back to top Go down
Chard1879

Chard1879

Posts : 1261
Join date : 2010-04-12

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 11:30 am

DB what evidence do you base that on?
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 2:20 pm

drummerboy
i6 Very Happy 

Hmmm.You need to study mo ,

but, having said that, Morris
left no source, so what made
you say that, where did you
get that from? i'm vaguely
interested mainly because of
your age, myths are perpetuated
and some, attempt to become
facts. cheers xhosa
Back to top Go down
DrummerBoy 16



Posts : 110
Join date : 2013-06-16

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 4:45 pm

Chard1879 wrote:
DB what evidence do you base that on?
 

That's the point there isn't any at all, Morris left no source and both men died at Isandlwana. I remember reading about it, i think it may have been in one
of D Jackson's letter's to Morris where he took apart Morris's version of events using sources from the survivors.

Cheers
Back to top Go down
Chard1879

Chard1879

Posts : 1261
Join date : 2010-04-12

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 5:49 pm

DB. If Jackson said it happen, then it happen. For ages now, your only source as been Jackson. Please don't say it didn't happen, because Jackson didn't say it.
Back to top Go down
DrummerBoy 16



Posts : 110
Join date : 2013-06-16

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 6:02 pm

Rolling Eyes 

If you read my response you would see that i stated Morris left no source and both men died the next day.
Back to top Go down
kopie



Posts : 249
Join date : 2013-06-01

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 6:12 pm

The only way to know that an event DID happen with 100% certainty, is for there to be a primary source of evidence for it. This is as good as proof, for example, the primary evidence to prove, once and for all, that David Jenkins was at Rorke's Drift is eagerly anticipated by many of us!

Clearly though, there will not be primary documentation to prove every single occurrence! And the absence of primary evidence, does not mean that an event did NOT happen. It MIGHT well have done; it probably did, if there was even a whisper that it did. Much of the picture of what happened during the battle of Isandhlwana is based on secondary, tertiary information, rumour, balance of probabilities, logical thinking and so on.
Back to top Go down
Chelmsfordthescapegoat

Chelmsfordthescapegoat

Posts : 2583
Join date : 2009-04-24

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 7:08 pm

DB. You will get on so much better, if you didn't hang on to every word by Jackson. You never mentioned him when you first joined, JW who is also a fan of Jackson has obvisouly influenced you greatly. But it does become annoying, when your limited to Jackson. There are others.

PS We also know JW views on Morris! It seems " Morris" never got anything right!

Just some friendly advise. Take or leave it! Or run it past JW first.
Back to top Go down
DrummerBoy 16



Posts : 110
Join date : 2013-06-16

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 8:56 pm

CTSG

I clearly stated in my last post why Morris most likely made up the conversation, i did not say because of Jackson, i stated because there is no evidence for it and that
both men died the next day.

Since joining I've had two pieces of work published of which i'm proud of, read every book i can on the war, like HCMDB, By orders of the great white queen, Cetshwayo's Dutchman ect,  i am not limited to Jackson i merely quoted him, as i have done with Ian Knight and others.

Salute 
Back to top Go down
24th

24th

Posts : 1851
Join date : 2009-03-25

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 9:18 pm

What's the publication DB. We have one.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
DrummerBoy 16



Posts : 110
Join date : 2013-06-16

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 9:26 pm

Hi 24th

The other one was on Adenorff being at RD it published in June in the AZWHS, but i don't have a link for it Sad 

Cheers
Back to top Go down
impi

impi

Posts : 2308
Join date : 2010-07-02
Age : 40

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 9:27 pm

24th, you can find the same information here.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
DrummerBoy 16



Posts : 110
Join date : 2013-06-16

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 9:36 pm

impi wrote:
24th, you can find the same information here.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
scratch 
Back to top Go down
24th

24th

Posts : 1851
Join date : 2009-03-25

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 9:37 pm

Much the same:scratch: 
Back to top Go down
John

John

Posts : 2558
Join date : 2009-04-06
Age : 58
Location : UK

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptySun Oct 20, 2013 11:03 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptyMon Oct 21, 2013 1:06 am

very impressed that man dont take no crap
off anybody, your instincts serve you well.bayete!
you have washed your spear, ' drummer man '
xhosa
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptyMon Oct 21, 2013 1:12 am

stop picking on ' the kid '.
not being condescending
drummer man, the kid was
col sgt frank bourne dso.
good company:D 
Back to top Go down
SergioD

SergioD

Posts : 401
Join date : 2012-03-27
Age : 58
Location : London/Herts

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptyMon Oct 21, 2013 2:42 pm

well said Xhosa - well done DB to have two peices published is impressive at whatever age - I have been trying to complete my piece on the Lancers at Ulundi for abiout 3 years now!!
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptyMon Oct 21, 2013 7:09 pm

and you will do it Sergio:D  crack on
that man, its something else for us
' Zulu war nutcases ' to look forward
to. cheers mate Les.
Back to top Go down
90th

90th

Posts : 10157
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 64
Location : Melbourne, Australia

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Dogs of zulu war    Dogs of Zulu War EmptyTue Oct 22, 2013 6:28 am

Hi All .
We covered the Dogs of war a while back and from memory DB is correct , the dog at RD was either known as Jack or Dick , Dick I think was correct , this is covered in Knight's ' Nothing Remains But To Fight ' and ' The Rorkes Drift Doctor ' by Lee Stevenson . The dog was owned by Reynolds , and was painted next to Reynolds for that reason by De Neuville
in his R.D Painting .
Cheers 90th
Back to top Go down
Chelmsfordthescapegoat

Chelmsfordthescapegoat

Posts : 2583
Join date : 2009-04-24

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptyTue Oct 22, 2013 7:31 pm

" Pip"
Back to top Go down
90th

90th

Posts : 10157
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 64
Location : Melbourne, Australia

Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Dogs of the zulu war    Dogs of Zulu War EmptyWed Oct 23, 2013 12:07 am

Hi CTSG.
I may not have made myself clear but I was attempting to say the dog wasnt named '' Pip '' it was Dick or Jack .
Morris was incorrect in its name and owner , Ian Knight as I said in my earlier post states this in ' Nothing Remains But To Fight and also covered in Lee Stevenson's '' Rorke's Drift Doctor '' .
Cheers 90th
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War EmptyWed Oct 23, 2013 2:21 am

my only reference was Morris, 90th agree 
xhosa
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




Dogs of Zulu War Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dogs of Zulu War   Dogs of Zulu War Empty

Back to top Go down
 
Dogs of Zulu War
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: