Lt Royston, Natal Carbineers
led the burial party. Moodie and Fred Jackson's bodies were found together between the camp and the Carbineer's last stand. Talking with Adrian Grieves suggests that they may have been carrying ammunition down to their comrades from the camp.
Moodie was known to have been injured that day and had stayed in camp. He had lent his horse to his cousin, Edward Greene. So it is possible that Fred was sent to the camp to get more ammo and Malcolm Moodie helped him carry it back. They were probably caught out in the open when the left horn of the Zulu force broke through.
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The information about Moodie and his circumstances on the day come from the family. Greene continued to serve with the Carbineers
. The blog on Moodie says that 79 spent cartridges were found next to the remains by burial parties. I asked where such information was recorded but so far this has proved elusive. The Carbineer historians say that Royston's full report was lodged with military archives. The South African military archives say that the report is not available and was probably destroyed when old records were pulped during the paper shortage of WW1.
The Moodie family ran a transport rider business from Natal into the Transvaal. Malcolm's family hit it big through gold mining claims on the Witwatersrand and became very wealthy. The family built Tuin Huis in Cape Town which was bought by Rhodes and subsequently has become the Presidential Residence of the RSA.