61st Foot. Proceeded to Zululand as A.D.C. to Maj.-Gen. Crelock in March, 1879. In May was appointed D.A.Q.M.G. to the 1st Div. Made surveys of the routes to be taken by the column; selected camping-grounds, etc. On the breaking up of the Div. was appointed reconnoitring officer, with rank of D.A.Q.M.G., to Clarke’s Flying Column, and was then attached to the Mounted Infantry under Major Barrow. Surveyed and reported on the whole route followed by the Column to the Black Mfolozi, beyond Ulundi. Was
present during the search for the King. Selected the route to be followed by the Co lumn to the Middle Drift.
Source:Extracts from Mackinnon & Shadbolt's South Africa Campaign of 1879