WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Zulu Dawn:“Excuse me, my Lord, there's something I must convey to you. I rode along the track down to Rorke's Drift. The sky above is red with fire. Your orders my Lord? Do we move to the drift?”
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Captain Barry and his Picquet at Mkwene
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyToday at 1:04 pm by Frank Allewell

» Display fixings
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyToday at 1:36 am by 90th

» I am a happy boy!
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyTue Sep 21, 2021 9:13 pm by ADMIN

» Best Zulu wars documentary full.
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyMon Sep 20, 2021 8:06 am by gardner1879

» Bt. Major. Harvey, C.L. 71st L.I.
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyFri Sep 17, 2021 7:28 pm by John Young

» 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Leigh Hare, 24th
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyThu Sep 16, 2021 6:16 am by 90th

» FIND-A-GRAVE WEBSITE
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyWed Sep 15, 2021 8:02 am by rai

» 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Leigh Hare, 24th - Sword
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyTue Sep 14, 2021 4:59 pm by Brin

» Henry William Longcast, Interpreter.
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyMon Sep 13, 2021 8:35 pm by Trev

» Zulu Dinner Event 30th October
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyMon Sep 13, 2021 11:48 am by Julian Whybra

» Matabele Wars
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyMon Sep 13, 2021 7:57 am by Frank Allewell

» Alexandra Mounted Rifles, full biographical details
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptySat Sep 11, 2021 8:38 am by bazley@mweb.co.za

» Rorke's Drift defenders.
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyThu Sep 09, 2021 11:10 pm by Spudee

» Murray Charles Wyndham C.B
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyWed Sep 08, 2021 6:49 am by Frank Allewell

» New Member - Old Questions?
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyTue Sep 07, 2021 11:20 pm by altfritz

» Brevet Major. Henry Spalding of Rorke's Drift and Information for Columns
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyMon Sep 06, 2021 7:17 pm by 1879graves

» Lt. of Orderlies A. Hall AHC KIA Isandlwana
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptySun Sep 05, 2021 11:22 pm by ADMIN

» Who had a rifle?
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptySun Sep 05, 2021 3:49 pm by gardner1879

» Essential Research
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyFri Sep 03, 2021 3:52 pm by Danny1960

» 1:72 Diorama of Ulundi
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyThu Sep 02, 2021 6:11 pm by philzrx

» Your favourite line from Zulu or Zulu Dawn
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyThu Sep 02, 2021 3:58 pm by philzrx

» Best book(s) regarding British military handguns circa AZW
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyWed Sep 01, 2021 8:30 pm by Stand to

» Stolen Medals
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyTue Aug 31, 2021 8:23 am by ADMIN

» 25B/2164 Pte Nolan Michael, Richard or Robert?
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyMon Aug 30, 2021 10:34 pm by Bill8183

» 2077 Gunner Arthur Howard. R.A.
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyMon Aug 30, 2021 8:49 am by ADMIN

» "Ex-Sergeant Major Craven" - a Curio.
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptySun Aug 29, 2021 9:06 pm by ADMIN

» Chard/Bromhead revolvers
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptySat Aug 28, 2021 1:06 pm by free1954

» martini - henry
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptySat Aug 28, 2021 8:40 am by Peter35

» Company Sergeant Major F. W. Peake, Royal Engineers
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptySat Aug 28, 2021 12:58 am by ADMIN

» Trump. J.Best. Lonsdale's Horse
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyFri Aug 27, 2021 11:23 am by ADMIN

» Off Topic Photograph Quiz
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyWed Aug 25, 2021 9:17 am by 24th

» Shenanigans in the Mess
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyWed Aug 25, 2021 5:35 am by WeekendWarrior

» Zulu War to Boer war. Those who served in both.
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyTue Aug 24, 2021 9:51 pm by gardner1879

» LONGHURST, SEAWARD 1st Dragoon Guards.
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptySun Aug 22, 2021 10:40 pm by ADMIN

» Isandhlwana: Fate of Godwin Austin and Pope
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptySun Aug 22, 2021 9:35 am by Julian Whybra

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
The Anglo-Zulu war: Walking the battlefield of Ulundi
Top posters
90th
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
littlehand
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
ADMIN
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
1879graves
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
rusteze
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
John
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
Frank Allewell
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
gardner1879
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
aussie inkosi
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
John Young
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
ADMIN
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
WeekendWarrior
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
90th
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
1879graves
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
philzrx
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
Danny1960
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_leftLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal BarLieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Bar_right 
Most active topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Durnford was he capable.1
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable.5
Durnford was he capable. 4
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.2
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Most Viewed Topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Adding to the Library
The ammunition question
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Lieutenant Adendorff 1-3 N.N.C.
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Keywords
smith williams Isandlwana harford taylor Police George payne james zulu Woolfryes 24th Mounted martini john spalding Franklin horse Russell Natal drift henry melvill Prince carbineers Durnford
 

 Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal

Go down 
2 posters
AuthorMessage
littlehand

littlehand

Posts : 7077
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 53
Location : Down South.

Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Empty
PostSubject: Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal   Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptySun May 23, 2010 12:52 pm

Lieutenant Thomas Purvis 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Native Contingent was the first officer and one of only three Military men to be wounded on the first day of the campaign in Zululand, at the capture of Sirhayo’s Kraal, 12.1.1879, ‘There was a short, sharp melee among the boulders, and then Sirhayo’s retainers broke and fled into the depths of the gorge, leaving 20 dead men behind. Two of Mvubi’s Zulus had been killed, Lieutenant Purvis had been shot through the arm and Corporal Mayer behind the knee, and Corporal Scheiss [shortly to win a V.C. at Rorke’s Drift] in the thick of the fight, had been struck by a lunging assegai which ripped his boot open and slashed his calf. They were joined in the ambulance for the trip back to the hospital at Rorke’s Drift by two wounded survivors of Sirhayo’s party, one
with a thigh broken by a rifle bullet.’ (The Washing of Spears refers) Whilst being nursed at the hospital Purvis also started to suffer from an acute form of dysentery. Luckily for Purvis, however, he left Rorke’s Drift with Captain Stevenson’s Natal Native Contingent just before the legendary action took place, a statement from Lieutenant W.R. Higginson N.N.C. offers further insight, ‘We got into Helpmaaker about 7pm. I found that Captain Stevenson of the 2nd Battalion 3rd Regiment N.N.C., had brought Lieutenant Purvis up from Rorke’s Drift, where he had been in hospital as he had been wounded in the arm in the cave fighting on Sunday, 12th January; he asked me to help him take Purvis to Ladysmith..... so at 9pm we started for and got to Dundee at 3am, from there we pushed on to Ladysmith and got there on Friday, being obliged to go slowly on account of Purvis. On Saturday morning the General and his staff arrived, and he was kind enough to see me. I told him all that I have stated here. Major Buller then saw Lieutenant Purvis and took a seat for him in the post-cart for Maritzburg.’ At Maritzburg, Purvis had a medical examination in which it was concluded that his wound was the equivalent to the loss of a limb and that he would be unlikely to be fit enough for military service again.
Back to top Go down
Tim Needham

Tim Needham

Posts : 234
Join date : 2011-10-18

Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal   Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyTue Jan 07, 2020 4:43 pm

Does anyone happen to have any information on Thomas Purvis' later life, for example where he settled/died?

I have found a reference to someone of the same name passing away in the Albany area, Eastern Cape SA in 1923.

As ever, any help would be appreciated.

Regards,

Tim
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand

Posts : 7077
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 53
Location : Down South.

Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal   Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal EmptyWed Jan 08, 2020 10:57 am

Lt. Thomas Purvis Natal Native Contingent (Rorke's Drift). Lefaucheux marked double action large bore pinfire revolver with Belgian proofs, 6-shot cylinder, blued finish, plain wooden grips, The pistol remains in excellent original condition. Dating to around 1860s. Engraved silver banner embedded into grip read "Lt. T. PURVIS 1st/3rd NNC".

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
 
Lieutenant Thomas Purvis. 1st Battalion 3rd Regiment of Natal
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: THE ONE'S THE HISTORY BOOKS FORGOT-
Jump to: