Embarked for Natal in Febuary., 1879, in command of a detachment A.H.C. Proceeded to join Newdigate’s Divison. At Landman’s Drift, taking over the equipment and stores of at the Base Hospital Ladysmith and establishing a Field Hospital at Dundee enroute. On reaching HQ formed two movable field hospitals for infantry and cavalry, and sent a third to Conference Hill. Took part, in charge of four field hospitals, in the advance of the Div. into Zululand. Was present at the battle of Ulundi (horse killed at the commencement of the action). On the break-up of the Div, was strongly recommended by the S.M.O. for promotion. Supplied movable field hospitals to Baker Russell’s Column.
Extracts from Mackinnon & Shadbolt's South Africa Campaign of 1879