I have doubts to this man taking part in the Zulu War of 1879.
He is listed in the Eton Register as taking part.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
I have checked the medal roll and he is not listed.
I have checked the Annual Army List for 1883 which would list his active service,
he is listed but with no active service record.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]