"The Battle of Khambula (Ignatius 'Jonkey' Ferreria)
(familiarly known as Jonkey), son of Mr. Philip Ferreira, a pioneer in the Colony of Natal, was born at Pietermaritzburg on the 8th February, 1850. He was several years at the High School, where he became known as one always to shine in athletic sports and manly exercises. After leaving school he entered the Master of the Supreme Officials Office, remaining there for two years. Afterwards he assisted his father in the business of auctioneer. Whilst living in Maritzburg he joined the Natal Carbineers, of which he continued to be a member till he left the City for the Diamond Fields, where he lived several years. On the commencement of the Zulu War he went to the front as a civilian, in the capacity of Contractor's Agent, and there accepted a special temporary appointment, and attached himself to the Commissariat Department. He took part in the gallant defence of Kambula on the 2th March, 1879, when the camp was attacked by the full strength of the Zulu army, and at the close of the day was found amongst the dead. He was killed by what has often been called, thanks to Mr Simon Haw (the author of For Heath and Home), “a stray bullet”.