WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Film Zulu quote: Reverend Otto Witt: One thousand British soldiers have been massacred. While I stood here talking peace, a war has started.
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» KEYNSHAMLIGHTHORSE GRAVES WEBSITE
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyToday at 8:06 pm by rai

» William De Passey, 17th Lancers.1879.
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyToday at 7:38 pm by 1879graves

» Regimental numbers
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyYesterday at 12:55 pm by Frank Allewell

» Lance Corporal Robert Eaton NMP
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyYesterday at 11:25 am by Frank Allewell

» Isandlwana, Last Stands
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyYesterday at 9:13 am by Julian Whybra

» Colour of Lord Chelsmford eyes
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyYesterday at 8:05 am by Simonsole

» List of identified bodies at Isandlwana
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyThu Sep 17, 2020 5:30 am by John Young

» Defenders of Rorkes Drift
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyWed Sep 16, 2020 6:47 pm by Digger

» Colour Sgt Anthony Clark Booth, VC.
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyTue Sep 15, 2020 6:47 pm by ADMIN

» Cpl John Lyons
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyMon Sep 14, 2020 7:49 pm by Bill8183

» A Case of Mistaken Identity?
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyMon Sep 14, 2020 11:29 am by John Young

» What happened next
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyMon Sep 14, 2020 10:51 am by Springbok

» Surgeon Espine Charles Ward
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyWed Sep 09, 2020 9:38 am by John Young

» 2nd Lieutenant William Lancelot James, 2nd/4th Regiment.
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyMon Sep 07, 2020 2:41 pm by ADMIN

» Explaining Amabutho in one word??
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyMon Sep 07, 2020 11:49 am by SRB1965

» Non-Combat Casualties - Royal Navy and Royal Marines
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyThu Sep 03, 2020 4:05 pm by Frank Allewell

» Non-Combat Casualties - Royal Artillery
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyWed Sep 02, 2020 8:01 pm by Catiline63

» Colonel William,Egerton Saunders, C.B
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 10:46 pm by ADMIN

» Lieutenant-Colonel David Campbell Williamson.
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 10:32 pm by ADMIN

» Brigade Surgeon E. J. Boulton
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 10:02 pm by ADMIN

» Joseph Walter O’Malley Martin. Assistant Surgeon
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 9:52 pm by ADMIN

» Quarter-Master William London
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 9:32 pm by ADMIN

» Surgeon Major Henry Lamb
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 9:19 pm by ADMIN

» Lieutenant Robert Thomas Graves Lowry
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 9:13 pm by ADMIN

» Sgt. John Philip Archbell NNC
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 8:43 pm by ADMIN

» Tpr. John Ross Natal Carbineer
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 8:27 pm by ADMIN

» Non-Combat Casualties in Colonial and Native Units
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 11:52 am by Julian Whybra

» Victorian HMS SHAH South Africa Zulu Wars Medal William Morrison Royal Navy
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyFri Aug 28, 2020 5:50 pm by Petty Officer Tom

» South African 1879 Zulu War medal to Corp R Starkey 57th Regiment of Foot
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyFri Aug 28, 2020 3:50 pm by 1879graves

» 2/4th Foot at Hlobane/Kambula
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyFri Aug 28, 2020 4:12 am by 90th

» England's Sons 9th edition
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyWed Aug 26, 2020 6:20 pm by Herbie

» Strange tales from Isandlwana
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptySun Aug 23, 2020 4:25 pm by SRB1965

» Colour - Sergeant George William Mabin
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptySat Aug 22, 2020 5:48 pm by Visitor

» Militaria Sale
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyTue Aug 18, 2020 5:59 pm by Frank Allewell

» Men of the 24th Regiment of Foot - Secunderabad, India 1873
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptyTue Aug 18, 2020 12:48 am by 90th

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Black as Hell, Thick as Grass
Top posters
90th
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
littlehand
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
ADMIN
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
1879graves
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
rusteze
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
John
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
John Young
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
De Passey
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
90th
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
ADMIN
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
1879graves
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
Kenny
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
SRB1965
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
Simonsole
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
Digger
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_left1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Bar_right 
Most active topics
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
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
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
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
Mounted Durnford Police gardner Isandlwana Woolfryes melvill Natal payne drift Franklin martini harford taylor william james George Russell zulu horse henry john 24th spalding Prince smith

 

 1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot

Go down 
AuthorMessage
littlehand

littlehand

Posts : 7086
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 52
Location : Down South.

1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot Empty
PostSubject: 1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot   1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot EmptySat Oct 09, 2010 1:05 am

(1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot)

JOHN NUNN was born in 1842; he enlisted in the Cambridge district 28 December 1860 and in January 1861 joined the 7th Depot Company of the 1st Battalion 60th Foot. On 24 May 1864 Nunn went absent without leave for 39 Days. On his return he was immediately arrested and on 12 July he was sentenced to 6 weeks in a military prison and forfeited 60 days pay; after release he was placed on guard duty for the remainder of the year, returning to regimental duties the following year. In March 1866 Nunn left Ireland with his company and embarked for Malta.In September 1867 the 1st Battalion left Malta for Canada arriving the following month and were stationed at Montreal. On 17 January 1868 Nunn re-engaged to serve for a further 21 years. On 10 October Nunn was sentenced to forfeit 30 days pay, fined a further 57 days pay at 1d per diem and to be held in a military prison until 3 November. In July 1870 Nunn was part of the Red River Expedition, returning to Montreal in October. Had Nunn survived until 1899 he would have been entitled to the Canada General Service with clasp Red River 1870. In November 1871 the battalion arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Between 1873 and 1874 Nunn was sentenced on four occasions for drunkenness. In December 1876 the battalion left Halifax for England. On 11 June 1878 Nunn was yet again convicted of drunkenness and on 23 August he was admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, presumably for alcoholism. Released 6 months later, he almost immediately found himself on the way to South Africa; on 19 February 1879 a draft of 325 officers and men of the 3rd Battalion proceeded from the depot at Winchester to Gravesend. Amongst their numbers were a few members of the 1st Battalion including John Nunn, the battalion using the draft to clean up its ranks. On arriving at Gravesend the 3rd Battalion embarked for South Africa aboard C.M.R.S. Dublin Castle.

On 20 March 1879 the battalion arrived at Port Natal, Durban and proceeded to Fort Pearson on the Tugela River which they reached on 27 March. The following day they crossed the Tugela and marched to Gingindlovu, where, on 4 April they encountered the Zulus and a battle ensued in which Zulu killed were estimated at 1,200, while the 3rd Battalion had one man killed, one mortally wounded and six others wounded. On 6 April, there was a Zulu scare at Infuchini, when the natives of John Dunn’s Zulu Scouts panicked and retreated, causing the trench guard to assume it was a Zulu attack, as a result one man of the battalion was mortally wounded and a further four men also suffered wounds. On 22 April Cetewayo’s brother Maguindo and six of his favourite wives surrendered to the 3rd Battalion. On 29th April the battalion established a new camp and fortification lower down on the Inyezane River, which they named Fort Chelmsford. On 21 June they moved up country to the Milazi River where Fort Napoleon was built and garrisoned. On the 26 June they sent a reconnoitring party toward the Ungoya Hills, skirmishing with the Zulus and capturing over 300 cattle and other stock. On 11 August the battalion arrived at Ulundi and encamped; following the capture of Cetewayo on 28 August the battalion guarded his tent which contained the king and his several wives. On 2 September Cetewayo was taken to Pietermaritzburg in a mule wagon. On 5 October the battalion became part of the Fort Napier garrison. In March 1880 a party of 3rd Battalion which included Nunn were sentto Isandhlwana to bury remains.

In December 1880 the Boers took Heidelburg, seized a bank and proclaimed the Boer Republic. On 10 January 1881 two companies of the 3rd Battalion left Fort Napier arriving at Laing’s Nek on 28 January where they engaged the Boers, the battalion had one man killed and five men wounded. On 8 February 1881 they engaged the Boers for a second time at Ingogo, the result was disastrous owing to superior field craft and marksmanship and the resulting casualties to the battalion were 52 men killed, 65 wounded and 1 taken prisoner. On the 27 February the decisive battle of Majuba Hill took place which was to bring an end to the First Boer War in the Boers’ favour. The battalion had one man wounded and eleven taken prisoner. On 23 March peace was proclaimed. On 1 December 1881 Nunn was at the General Depot at Pietermaritzburg.

On 6 January 1882, while awaiting transportation to England for discharge as a time expired soldier, Nunn took sick at the depot and died the same day of dysentery, he had served 21 years and 8 days with the colours.
Back to top Go down
 
1061. Pte. J. Nunn. 3/60 Foot
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: