As an ex-British officer he served as special correspondent for The London Standard in the Zulu War. He attached himself to Lonsdale’s Natal Native Contingent and was with Chelmsford’s column when Isandlwana was attacked. His report of the battle was the first by a war correspondent. Norris-Newman took part in the relief of Eshowe and rode ahead to be the first man in the fort. He was later a correspondent during the First Anglo-Boer War. In Zululand with the British Throughout the War of 1879 was published by W H Allen & Co in 1880 and was dedicated to Lord Chelmsford. Norris-Newman was given the sobriquet “Noggs” after the character Newman Noggs in Charles Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby.
D P & G, Military Publishers of Doncaster have re-created this account of the Anglo-Zulu war. Hardback, with a Zulu shield and crossed spears in gold embossed on the cover, 343pp, eight fold-out three maps, four black &white illustrations.