I know its long but if you have a few minutes this is a really interesting account of the 2/3rd Regiment told by one of their own.
It is humerous, (a small part has been already put onthe forum about the sundial) and also factual.
He fought at Nyezane and was holed up in Eshowe.
The hill he is refering is I'm assuming Wombane (unless its the high ground further up from the column) but has anyone heard of it being called Red Path Hill?
I climbed up Wombane in 2016 and there is indeed a path going up at the far side but this would not have been visible from the British side.
Also check out the account of the ammunition boxes.!!!! Also details of ship wrecks, floggings, rations and regimental movements. Very interesting.
Seems this is the second occassion where a ships captain has prevented a flogging. See herehttps://www.1879zuluwar.com/t11453-flogging-at-sea-reported-by-captain-john-harvey-morse-fulton-of-ss-city-of-paris?highlight=flogging
Also here for a slight variation on part of the storyhttps://www.1879zuluwar.com/t11757-reminisences-of-an-old-buff-2-3rd-regiment-ulundi-and-the-boot-laces
Duttons has him as just J Browne
There is Sergeant 45/720 W Brown in the 2/3rd 1879 clasp[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper - Sunday 12 May 1912