Trying to solve the JWJ Davies mystery had me looking at George Williams who seems to have had similar upbringing and this led onto Captain Ulick De Burgh, another Welshman from a well off family, joined 5 West Yorkshire Militia (the same as George Williams). Goes to SA and joins an irregular unit. Unfortunatly no clues re Davies but this is my info on Ulick -
THE undermentioned officers of the Auxiliary Forces are under orders to join the School of Instruction at Aldershot, on the 1st proximo, for a course of drill. Militia—Major H. C. Gould, Glamorgan Light Infantry ; Lieutenant G. H. Gordon, Royal Wilts ; Captain W. Black, Royal Wilts ; Lieutenant Ulick de Burgh, 5th West York
; Captain A. G. St. George, Armagh Light Infantry ; Lieutenant A. G. B. Riddell, West Kent : Lieutenant E. C. Hill, West Kent ; Lieutenant J. B. Day, 4th Middlesex ; Lieutenant H. C. Chalmondeley, 1st Cheshire ; Lieutenant J. Lamb, 1st Lanark ; Lieutenant W. C. C. Erskine, 1st Lanark ; Lieutenant J. H. Willock, Royal London ; Captain Worseley Worswick, Leicester ; Lieutenant E. C. Bond, West Essex ; Lieutenant F. S. Walker, West Essex ; Lieutenant H. M. Kenneys-Tynte, 1st Somerset ; Lieutenant R. Foord, North York. Volunteers—Major R. Caldicott, Ist Administrative, Warwick ; Major H. H. Chattock, Ist Administrative, Warwick ; Ensign A. C. Jones, 2nd Middlesex ; Ensign G. Hatch, 36th Middlesex; Ensign G. Fynes-Clinton, 1st London ; Ensign J. Wordsworth, 29th West Riding York.
Broad Arrow 18th September 1872
Ther undermentioned officers of the Auxiliary Forces completed a course of drill at the Aldershot School of Instruction, on the 31st ultimo, and were awarded certificates of proficiency as follows :—Field officers' certificates—Major H. C. Gould, Glamorgan Light Infantry Militia; Major R. Caldicott, 1st Administrative Battalion Warwick Rifle Volunteers. Captains' certificates—Militia—Captain W. Black, Royal Wilts ; Lieutenant Ulick de Burgh, 5th West York
; Lieutenant R. G. B. Riddell, West Kent ; Lieutenant G. H. Gordon, Royal Wilts ; Lieut. H. C. Cholmondeley, 1st Cheshire ; Lieutenant J. B. Day, 4th Middlesex Lieutenant W. C. C. Erskine, 1st Lanark ; Captain Worseley-Worswick, Leicester ; Lieutenant F. T. Walker, West Essex ; Lieutenant H. M. Kemeys-Tynte, Ist Somerset ; Lieutenant R. Foord, North York ; Lieutenant J. E. E. Roberts, Northumberland Light Infantry ; Lieutenant C. N. Miles, Royal North Gloucester. Rifle Volunteers—Ensign G. Fynes-Clinton, 1st London.
Broad Arrow 9th November 1872
(I wonder if W.C.C. Erskine is any relation to Charles Alexander Erskine?)
"By early March the regiment had formed, and with strength of 160 mounted men, was called 'The Natal Horse' The regiment was organised into three troops as follows:-
No1 Troop Captain Ulick De Burgh 48men
No2 Troop John William Cooke 50 men
No3 Troop Captain Claude Albermarle Bettington 60 men ( For God Queen and Colony Terry Sole p222)
Interestingly Sole on page 226 has his name shown as Ulick J R de Burgh. Anyone any idea what the J R might stand for as I can't find any trace?
On the 31st October 1879 at Belle Vue, Tenby, South Wales their baby daughter Florence Violet aged 14 months died. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
The Carmarthen Journal 12 December 1879
In 1880 he worte a book 'Mounted infantry Drill' by Captain Ulick De Burgh 5th West York Militia, late Captain Natal Horse. Cloth 1s 1d
" Mounted Infantry Drill. By Captain Ulick de Burgh. (London: Wm. Clowes and Suns.) In this little work Captain de Burgh, who belongs to the 5th West York Militia, and who as captain of the Natal Horse saw service in the Zulu war, developes a well-considered scheme of mounted infantry drill. It is a subject which has not attracted the attention it deserves, and we hope the authorities will give it their careful consideration. Naval and Military Gazette 3 March 1880