Zulu Dawn:Col Crealock. “Excuse me, my Lord, there's something I must convey to you. I rode along the track down to Rorke's Drift. The sky above is red with fire. Your orders my Lord? Do we move to the drift?”
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Subject: Lieutenant Anthony Kingscote, HMS Tenedos Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:39 pm
Lieutenant Anthony Kingscote, HMS Tenedos
17 Oct 1846 Born to Henry Robert Kingscote and Harriett Elizabeth Tower in London
12 Mar 1860 Naval Cadet
19 Dec 1865 promoted to Sub-Lieutenant
19 Dec 1865 Sub-Lieutenant on HMS Racoon (Corvette, Channel Squadron)
22 Jan 1867 Sub-Lieutenant on HMS Galatea, H.M.S. Frigate (Particular Service)
5 Aug 1868 promoted to Lieutenant
1 Sep 1869 Lieutenant on HMS Royal Alfred (Flag Ship North America and West Indies)
16 Jun 1875 Lieutenant on HMS Raleigh (Frigate, Mediterranean)
25 Mar 1878 Senior Lieutenant (Gunnery) on HMS Tenedos (Corvette, Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa) Commanded her brigade during the Zulu war; Senior Officer commanding on the Lower Tugela, assisting at the transport of troops, etc., across the river, and at the building of Forts Tenedos and Pearson, February and March, 1879; formed part of advance-guard of the Ekowe Relief Column, and had charge of two guns at the battle of Gingihlovo, 2nd April, 1879; mentioned in despatches; promoted (Zulu Medal and Clasp)
3 Jul 1879 promoted to Commander
16 Dec 1879 Commander on HMS Lord Warden (Coast Guard Service, Queensferry)
1882 Commander on HMS Sultan during Egyptian war, (Egyptian Medal, Khedive's Bronze Star)
1884 Commander on HMS Woodlark at Suakin, (naval and military operations in the Eastern Soudan, 1884 and 1885)
22 Jun 1886 Commander on HMS Curlew (Steel Gun and Torpedo Vessel, Temporarily attached to the Channel Squadron)
31 Dec 1887 promoted to Captain
9 Mar 1891 Announcement of his appointment to be Captain HMS Wallaroo (Australia Station)
3 Apr 1891 Placed on the Retired List
14 May 1891 Died at age 44, in London
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Subject: Re: Lieutenant Anthony Kingscote, HMS Tenedos Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:46 pm
"On 20th December 1878, HMS Tenedos, under the command of Captain Edward Adeane, moored at Durban. On New Year's Day 1879, she landed a force of 3 officers and 58 men, led by Lieutenant Anthony Kingscote. They marched to the mouth of the Tegula River and joined the contingent from HMS Active. The men from Tenedos crossed the river and, along with men from 'The Buffs' and the Royal Engineers, built Fort Tenedos on the Zululand side. It was from this position that they joined Colonel Pearson's (of 'The Buffs' - the 3rd Regiment of Foot) No.1 Column in the Zulu War in January 1879. The column, a force of around 4,000 men included a Naval Brigade made up of 270 seamen and marines from HMS Active and HMS Tenedos equipped with two gatling guns and two 24-pounder rocket tubes."
Surname: Kingscote , First Names : Anthony Awarded Medal (m) : m
Date promoted : Commander: 03/07/1879 Lieutenant: 05/08/1868 Mate/Sub Lieutenant:: 19/12/1865
Date of Navy List - Appointment and date: June 1870 : 422 - Royal Alfred 1 Sep 69 addl for disposal June 1879 : 486 - Tenedos 25 Mar 78 (G)
Subject: Re: Lieutenant Anthony Kingscote, HMS Tenedos Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:09 am
John Young and Isandula, Thank you both for the photographs of Kingscote.
Isandula, Thanks for the Letter and the "Rules and Bye-Laws of the Naval and Military Club." Do you know what the notations are on the page opposite Rules and Bye-Laws? I can't make out the signature at the top. Directly under the signature is 1879. Below the date are two words I can't make out, and below the it appears to be "when in Ekowe." I don't think Kingscote made it to Ekowe. He was with the Ekowe Relief Column and present at the Battle of Gingindlovu, but I have found no record of him being present at the actual relief of the fort.
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Subject: Re: Lieutenant Anthony Kingscote, HMS Tenedos Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:41 am
The exact wording is as follows:
Lt. Kingscote 1879 Checked actually when in Ekowe
So it seems Kingscote says he was in Eshowe sometime or the other.
Subject: Re: Lieutenant Anthony Kingscote, HMS Tenedos Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:31 pm
I guess his being in Eshowe is something we will have to put in the category of one of those little mysteries of the Zulu War. Kingscote's service record has no mention of him being there, and nor does the "War and Meritorious Service" section of the "Navy List". Maybe one of these days we will find out.