» Captain H M Saunders 58th Regiment
Yesterday at 12:22 pm by John Young
» Private 115 Richard Suggett / Suggell 2/21st Regiment
Yesterday at 10:35 am by rai
» Private 2137 Thomas Edwards 17th Lancers , Valentine Baker, Corporal 1558 Thomas Bailey 17th Lancers
Yesterday at 10:28 am by rai
» Thomas Edwards
Yesterday at 9:43 am by rai
» Captain Alfred Godwin Godwin-Austen, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot
Yesterday at 9:03 am by rai
» Major-General CHERRY-GARRARD,
Sat Mar 25, 2023 11:18 am by ADMIN
» Sergeant 2195 Walter C Low / Lott 17th Lancers
Sat Mar 25, 2023 10:40 am by rai
» Private 1934 J Brewer and Private 1919 J Bathe 99th Regiment
Sat Mar 25, 2023 9:39 am by rai
» Private 1118 William Laws, 90th Regiment
Sat Mar 25, 2023 9:22 am by rai
» Time keeping at isandlwana
Sat Mar 25, 2023 9:20 am by Frank Allewell
» Lieutenant R T H Law 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment
Sat Mar 25, 2023 8:25 am by rai
» Captain David Murray Smythe, 1st Batt. 1st Regt. Natal Native Contingent.
Fri Mar 24, 2023 11:51 am by rai
» NO TORTURE OF 'LITTLE DRUMMER BOYS' (OR ANYONE ELSE) AT ISANDLWANA
Wed Mar 22, 2023 7:54 pm by ADMIN
» Anson A. Maher
Tue Mar 21, 2023 12:55 pm by 90th
» Sapper 13760 Richard Henry Morris C Troop Royal Engineers
Tue Mar 21, 2023 10:29 am by rai
» Hospital Dresser Robert J Boyd Army Medical Department
Tue Mar 21, 2023 8:52 am by rai
» William Henry Hoskin Allen
Tue Mar 21, 2023 7:34 am by Julian Whybra
» Private 1820 Richard Cotter 1/24th Regiment
Tue Mar 21, 2023 6:50 am by rai
» Acting Army Chaplain Rev John MacTaggart
Mon Mar 20, 2023 11:11 am by rai
» Lance Corporal J H Wardman 94th Regiment Wounded at Bronkhurstspruit
Mon Mar 20, 2023 10:04 am by rai
» Geoffrey Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 18th Baron Saye and Sele
Mon Mar 20, 2023 9:37 am by rai
» Private 36/470 W Trump 1/13th Regiment
Mon Mar 20, 2023 9:28 am by rai
» Private 1013 S Lorimer / Lorrimer 91st Highlanders
Mon Mar 20, 2023 8:48 am by rai
» Sergeant Major 765 William Edmund Hogan 2/24th Regiment
Mon Mar 20, 2023 8:30 am by rai
» Lt. Francis Pender Porteous
Sun Mar 19, 2023 5:14 pm by John Young
» Private 2237 A Vousden / Vowsden 1st Dragoon Guards
Sun Mar 19, 2023 9:59 am by rai
» Sergeant Instructor of Musketry 1407 David Moore 91st Regiment. Gurney and Eshowe
Sun Mar 19, 2023 9:14 am by rai
» Private 2163 Henry "Old Harry" Newport 91st Regiment
Sun Mar 19, 2023 8:50 am by rai
» Did the 55th (Westmoreland) Regiment supply any drafts?
Sat Mar 18, 2023 11:50 pm by 90th
» Francis Ernest Colenso Cetshwayo's legal advisor
Sat Mar 18, 2023 12:18 pm by rai
» Captain Henry D Harrison 2/3rd Regiment
Sat Mar 18, 2023 11:41 am by rai
» Lieutenant Colonel Tyrrell in charge of Natal Railways during AZW
Sat Mar 18, 2023 9:21 am by rai
» Queen Victoria presents the V.C. to Pte. F. Hitch
Sat Mar 18, 2023 4:02 am by 90th
» Biographical details on Trooper Laasen/Larsen?
Sat Mar 18, 2023 3:40 am by 90th
» Drummer 1899 Albert Thomas Glover 99th Regiment
Sat Mar 18, 2023 3:27 am by 90th
|Top posting users this month|
|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. |
Thomas Carbutt. (Carbutts Mounted Troopers)_
Posts : 7076
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 54
Location : Down South.
|Subject: Thomas Carbutt. (Carbutts Mounted Troopers)_ Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:05 pm|| |
Never heard of this mounted unit. ??[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Thomas Carbutt was a gentleman Squire in the Leeds district of Yorkshire when he decided to acquire land in South Africa. Thomas was consumptive and it was hoped that the sunny climate here would help him. His sons were brought up as Victorian gentlemen sent on the grand tour to Germany to study art and music. The most rollicking personality was a gay bachelor Thomas Munro who had his own private army in the Zulu war of 1879, “Carbutts Mounted Troopers, a unit that patrolled the Berg and cleaned up after Isandlwana.
Posts : 3326
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon
|Subject: Re: Thomas Carbutt. (Carbutts Mounted Troopers)_ Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:23 pm|| |
There was a Unit called Carbutt's Border Rangers. They were lead by Captain F.M. Carbutt.
35 medals were issued to this unit and 12 medals were returned to the Mint.
There was no clasp to these Medals as the Unit did not cross the Border.
Posts : 1862
Join date : 2009-03-25
Posts : 10734
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 66
Location : Melbourne, Australia
|Subject: Thomas Carbutt . ( Carbutts Mtd Trps ) Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:11 am|| |
Hi all .
I doubt if they cleaned up after Isandlwana as they were all awarded a no clasp medal , if they crossed the border they would have been entitled to the 1879 Clasp . Possibly they went to Isandlwana when the war was over , but I think they would have been
disbanded at the end of the conflict .
Posts : 947
Join date : 2011-10-21
Location : Algoa Bay
|Subject: Thos Carbutt Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:25 am|| |
The Carbutts Rangers or "Blind Owls" as they were known were not noted for their sobriety, and for this reason were not tasked with too much.
If my memory serves me correctly old Thomas served for a while in the NMP prior to the AZW.
Posts : 2308
Join date : 2010-07-02
Age : 43
|Subject: Re: Thomas Carbutt. (Carbutts Mounted Troopers)_ Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:43 pm|| |
"One of the many gaps in my knowledge was happily filled by Major Justin Hulme, who told us the story, in the December 1972 issue of this Journal (Vol. 2. No. 4. The Editor’s Letter-Box) of ‘Carbutt’s Border Rangers’. I have the medal awarded to Trooper H. Brunner of that unit. Like Capt Carbutt’s, this medal has no bar, so I know that Brunner was mobilised in Natal during the Zulu War of 1879, but that he did not cross the Tugela into Zululand. (If he had, he would have qualified for the “1879” bar)."
By DR. F. K. MITCHELL, JCD,
Thomas Carbutt. (Carbutts Mounted Troopers)_
|Permissions in this forum:||You cannot reply to topics in this forum|