hi all .
Here are a couple of eye witness accounts in regard to Du Bois , these from Zulu Rising by I. Knight.
A general panic had by now swept through the men still in the camp . When he saw Durnford retreat , James Brickhill
had gone down to the camp of the 1 /24th where he met Louis Du Bois , one of three brothers who farmed near Brickhill's
home in Msinga , and who had taken a job with the army as a wagon conductor . '" I saw Mr Du Bois who asked me in zulu
how it looked . I replied ' Ugly ' he said ; Yes ' the enemy has scattered us this day '
When the 24th Co's had begun to retire towards the camp , Horace Smith - Dorrien had returned to the tents , probably searching
out fresh ammunition . Here he met Louis Du Bois , apparantly searching for a horse . " The game is up " said DuBois . " If I had a
good horse I would ride straight for Maritzburg ". I never saw him again . I then saw Surg Major Shepherd busy in a depression ,
treating wounded . This was also the last time I saw him .