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PostSubject: 2/24th Deployment January 1879   2/24th Deployment January 1879 EmptyFri Nov 25, 2022 4:26 pm

With regards to the deployment of 2/24th at the time of Isandlwana and the Drift could anyone help? Obviously B company were feverishly engaged, also losses at Isandlwana but where were the rest of 2/24th at ?

Thanks in anticipation Kyle
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PostSubject: Re: 2/24th Deployment January 1879   2/24th Deployment January 1879 EmptyFri Nov 25, 2022 5:47 pm

Out with Lord Chelmsford (465 men):

HQ - Degacher, Dunbar, Black, Trower, Phipps, Weallens and Sgt Maj Hogan
A - Tongue
C - Williams
D - Penn Symons
E - Logan
F - Church, Manwaring, Dobree
H - Harvey, Banister, Curll
Band

G - at Isandlwana (167 men) - Pope, Godwin-Austen F, Dyer (Adjt), Griffiths (Tpt), Bloomfield (QM), Bandmaster Bullard
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PostSubject: Re: 2/24th Deployment January 1879   2/24th Deployment January 1879 EmptyFri Nov 25, 2022 5:53 pm

Kenny many thanks without appearing a twit the 465, I assume, were infantry ? As the ACDEFH can you explain apologies Kyle
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PostSubject: Re: 2/24th Deployment January 1879   2/24th Deployment January 1879 EmptyFri Nov 25, 2022 5:57 pm

They are the company designations. Obviously B were at RD.
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PostSubject: Re: 2/24th Deployment January 1879   2/24th Deployment January 1879 EmptyFri Nov 25, 2022 6:02 pm

Thanks Kenny better put my dunce hat on mate and go to the corner. So these were the with Chelmsford. I went to see Zulu Dawn in 1979 and the scene that gripped me was the O Toole scene having lunch when he was informed there was a battle on at Islandlwana.
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