see this link Kyle you may find it interesting.https://www.1879zuluwar.com/t12191-burial-of-the-dead-at-isandlwana#104638
It leads me to the following observations
The 7th of June burial party stated over 20 men of the NMP were nearly all identified. The above report seems to pin this down to a number, 23.
I find the term 'found surrounding that of the body of Lieutenat-Colonel Durnford' very vague.
It paints a picture of a tight clump of bodies all lying in a circle having died almost shoulder to shoulder with Durnford in the middle.
I think that circle of bodies is much more widespread than envisaged which would then tie in with the various reports of who was surrounding Durnford.
(though you could say that all the casualties were 'surrounding his body' if you make him a centre point on the battlefield)
The burial report (link above) states the NMP were found in a clump to the left of the road. To the right of the road was Durnford and then the clump of NC. The report states that the NC were 'close to' Durnford which is contrary to Granger's claim that the NC were all around him.
Read a certain way one could almost assume that Durnford was between the two clumps of resistance when he was cut down.
I am sure someone attached to the burial party would have had a pencil and paper and would have been writing down names of those identified in order to inform family members and loved ones. Such a list written by the scribe as the corpses were indentified would be invaluable as it would give us an idea as to who fell were.
Hopefully one day that list may appear.