WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

'Ah! Those red soldiers at Isandlwana, how few they were, and how they fought! They fell like stones-each man in his place
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Lieutenant Edward Henry Vere Haldene, 88th Foot.
BRECKER, B. G EmptyYesterday at 12:38 pm by 1879graves

» Lieut-Colonel Hugh Hovel Thurlow
BRECKER, B. G EmptyYesterday at 12:32 pm by 1879graves

» John Wesley Shepstone
BRECKER, B. G EmptyYesterday at 8:46 am by 1879graves

» George Astell Pardoe Lieutentant, 13th Light Infantry
BRECKER, B. G EmptyYesterday at 5:04 am by Frank Allewell

» Lieut: C. M. Hutton. 52nd Foot
BRECKER, B. G EmptyYesterday at 12:35 am by 90th

» General Buller's statue to be moved?
BRECKER, B. G EmptyYesterday at 12:07 am by 90th

» Return from Zululand Private LETHBRIDGE and Corporal BERRY
BRECKER, B. G EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 6:26 pm by ADMIN

» Assistant Commissary Alfred Sadler, Commissariat and Transport Department
BRECKER, B. G EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 5:04 pm by ADMIN

» CLUBBE, Sir CHARLES PERCY BARLEE.
BRECKER, B. G EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 4:55 pm by 1879graves

» Major Henry Joseph Francis Audus Army Hospital Corps
BRECKER, B. G EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 4:35 pm by 1879graves

» Lieutenant. Amyatt-Burney, H.A.
BRECKER, B. G EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 4:30 pm by 1879graves

» ADMIRAL SIR F. W. RICHARDS
BRECKER, B. G EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 2:57 pm by ADMIN

» Private T. Thornett, 24th Foot, who was KIA at the battle of Isandlwana
BRECKER, B. G EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 1:19 pm by ADMIN

» Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel John Russell 12th Lancers.
BRECKER, B. G EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 1:11 pm by ADMIN

» 1395 Pte John Williams (Fielding) VC,
BRECKER, B. G EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 1:09 pm by ADMIN

» Lt.Colonel Law
BRECKER, B. G EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 11:08 am by 1879graves

» National Army Museum iSandlwana Lecture 25th January 2020
BRECKER, B. G EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 9:45 am by John Young

» John Courtenay Chasmen Chadwick.
BRECKER, B. G EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 7:51 am by 1879graves

» Lt Col George Merritt OBE
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 11:25 pm by ADMIN

» Lieutenant Charles Henry Bennett Williams
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 10:52 pm by ADMIN

» COLONEL JOHN MATHEW JONES
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 10:43 pm by ADMIN

» Maxwell, William Henry Stopiord Heron
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 9:49 pm by ADMIN

» Sir Charles Bullen Hugh Mitchell
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 9:38 pm by ADMIN

» Lieutenant A.E.Miles 2nd Batt. Kings Royal Rifles
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 9:22 pm by ADMIN

» Lieutenant Charles Henry Bennett Williams. 94th Foot
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 9:12 pm by ADMIN

» DAVID FRANCIS LEWIS
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 7:54 pm by 1879graves

» Howard Fleetwood Babington.
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 7:31 pm by 1879graves

» FREDERICK JOHN DURRANT SCOTT,
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 6:18 pm by ADMIN

» 142 years on.
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 10:29 am by ADMIN

» The future of the Museum of the Royal Welsh, Brecon.
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 10:04 am by ADMIN

» Staff Quarter-Master Sergeant J. E. Faulks, North Staffordshire Regiment
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 12:37 am by 90th

» Private Henry Vaughan, 1st or King’s Dragoon Guards
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 12:36 am by 90th

» Capt. R. Maclean, Nat. Mtd. Inf
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 12:34 am by ADMIN

» Tpr. R. G. Nicholson. Diamond Fds Horse
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 12:04 am by 90th

» Notes on England's Sons 8th Edition Pte Wyer/Hudd
BRECKER, B. G EmptyFri Jan 22, 2021 12:00 am by 90th

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Battle of Isandlwana 1879 with Historian Dr David Rattray
Top posters
90th
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
littlehand
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
ADMIN
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
1879graves
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
rusteze
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
John
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
ADMIN
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
1879graves
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
90th
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
John Young
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
nail73
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
Petty Officer Tom
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
gardner1879
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
Blacksmith
BRECKER, B. G Bar_leftBRECKER, B. G BarBRECKER, B. G Bar_right 
Most active topics
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Isandlwana, Last Stands
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.2
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Most Viewed Topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Adding to the Library
The ammunition question
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Lieutenant Adendorff 1-3 N.N.C.
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.
Keywords
Franklin payne Prince martini Isandlwana spalding Mounted George carbineers horse smith john 24th Durnford drift gardner Woolfryes melvill Police zulu Russell henry taylor Natal harford james

 

 BRECKER, B. G

Go down 
AuthorMessage
littlehand

littlehand

Posts : 7083
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 52
Location : Down South.

BRECKER, B. G Empty
PostSubject: BRECKER, B. G   BRECKER, B. G EmptySun May 15, 2011 8:01 pm

"Was born in Namaqualand ; was educated at the S.A. Coll., and went to the S.A.R. in 1875, trekking through the Kalahari, Kimberley and the Free States, and settling in Utrecht Dist. He served in the Zulu War " for money," and in the Transvaal War for his adopted country. In 1884 he joined the filibusters who founded the New Republic, after- wards incorporated with the Transvaal, and recently tacked on to Natal. He was elected for Vryheid in the Transvaal Second Volksraad was balloted out of the Raad in 1891, but was afterwards re-elected by a large majority."

Back to top Go down
1879graves

1879graves

Posts : 3100
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

BRECKER, B. G Empty
PostSubject: Re: BRECKER, B. G   BRECKER, B. G EmptySun May 15, 2011 8:31 pm

HI Littlehand

There is a Lieutenant B G Brecher, Swazi Contingent, listed on the Medal roll, 1879 Clasp to the Medal.



Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
littlehand

littlehand

Posts : 7083
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 52
Location : Down South.

BRECKER, B. G Empty
PostSubject: Re: BRECKER, B. G   BRECKER, B. G EmptySun May 15, 2011 9:00 pm

Thanks Again Grave's.
Back to top Go down
90th

90th

Posts : 10194
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 64
Location : Melbourne, Australia

BRECKER, B. G Empty
PostSubject: Brecher. B.G   BRECKER, B. G EmptyMon May 16, 2011 12:49 am

Hi Littlehand / Graves.
Think you may find this very interesting and damn confusing . Suspect scratch .
The Following from ' For God , Queen and Colony by Terry Sole ....

Wood's Irregulars , 2nd Btn .
Lt & Adj Biecher . B . At Hlobane the life of Capt Gardner was saved by Beicher , but there was some confusion as Gardner was
unable to identify who had come to his rescue . Gardner who was awarded the Victoria Cross for Isandlwana was written of by Fairlie
as follows ......... '' Capt Alan Gardner rode here from Isandlwana and was out of his head , and spread panic through the place and
everywhere he passed ''
There were witnesses to Garner's rescue and one of them wrote the following for the press ........
'' I can confirm that honour on that occasion is due to Lieutenant - Adjutant Biecher , of Wood's Irregulars , for I was standing within
3 yards of the Gallant captain , when he implored Biecher to assist him , and I saw him carried on Biecher's crupper across the nek ,
between the pass and the lower plateau , and through heavy cross fire from the zulu's ''

Buller and others were awarded the V.C acts of bravery as noted above . Alas no such honour for Biecher . After the zulu war
Biecher moved up to Sekukuni Land for the last war against Sekukuni - for this campaign he served with the ' Swazi Contg ' and
claimed his medal on their roll .
So do you think this Brecher / Biecher is the same person ? . I think I do !!.

What I dont understand is why Sole has written that Gardner was awarded the V.C for Isandlwana ? . Maybe he meant to write he
was nominated ? . Hope this isnt to confusing the Brecher / Biecher thing . :lol!:

cheers 90th.
Back to top Go down
Phill



Posts : 35
Join date : 2011-03-12
Age : 64
Location : Manchester

BRECKER, B. G Empty
PostSubject: Brecher, B.G.   BRECKER, B. G EmptyMon May 16, 2011 8:59 am

Hi All,
Just some addition information:

BRECHER, Barnabus Gerhard, (Wood's Irregulars, 2nd Battalion).
Born 17 January 1851 at Steinkop, Vryheid, Cape Colony, son of the Reverand F. Brecher, Rhenish Society Mission, Steinkop. Educated at the South African College, Cape Town. Went from Namaqualand to Transvaal via the Kalahari desert in 1876. After the end of the Anglo-Zulu War served with the Swazi Contingent against Sekukuni.
Married 30 November 1880 to Catherine Elizabeth, daughter of the late Jakobus Fredrik Potgieger, five children.
Served in the Transvaal War 1880-81 being present at Amajuba.
Represented Vryheid in the second Volkstaad in Pretoria for ten years and was also the Deputy Chairman of the Vryheid Local Board. Served with the Boer Commando in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902, being wounded in action at Talana. Member of Piet Retief's Special Court and appointed Landdrost of Vryheid in 1901. Taken prisoner by the British in 1902 and incarcerated at Umbilo's Camp. Released at the end of the conflict and started his owen Auctioneer's business.

Regards

Phill
Back to top Go down
1879graves

1879graves

Posts : 3100
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

BRECKER, B. G Empty
PostSubject: Re: BRECKER, B. G   BRECKER, B. G EmptyMon May 16, 2011 11:23 am

Hi Phill

Great addition information, thanks Idea
Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
ADMIN

ADMIN

Posts : 4047
Join date : 2008-11-01
Age : 61
Location : KENT

BRECKER, B. G Empty
PostSubject: Re: BRECKER, B. G   BRECKER, B. G EmptyMon May 16, 2011 1:50 pm

See. Pictorial catalogue of AZW Graves & Memorials.

Click Here
Back to top Go down
https://www.1879zuluwar.com
90th

90th

Posts : 10194
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 64
Location : Melbourne, Australia

BRECKER, B. G Empty
PostSubject: B.G. Brecker   BRECKER, B. G EmptyTue May 17, 2011 7:39 am

Hi Phill / Graves / Littlehand .
So is B.G. Brecker / B.G. Brecher / B . Biecher ............ The same person ???? . It seems it may be so !!. Does anyone
agree with me ???. If not , happy to hear also !.
cheers 90th. Idea .


P.S. Well done Phill for the extra info . Idea
Back to top Go down
Phill



Posts : 35
Join date : 2011-03-12
Age : 64
Location : Manchester

BRECKER, B. G Empty
PostSubject: Brecher, B.G.   BRECKER, B. G EmptyTue May 17, 2011 10:22 am

Hi 90th,

I have checked through my Colonials data base and cannot find any individual of those listed, so it is pretty certain those spellings are variations of Brecher and they are indeed the same man. This is a comman problem when tracing participants, even with first names (Most references quote Barbabus yet the grave stone quotes Barnabas).
Thanks for both yours and 1879graves comments.

Regards
Phill
Back to top Go down
90th

90th

Posts : 10194
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 64
Location : Melbourne, Australia

BRECKER, B. G Empty
PostSubject: B.G. Brecker   BRECKER, B. G EmptyWed May 18, 2011 3:35 am

Hi Phill.
Thanks for sorting that out , its a shame the records were so poorly kept . Then if they didnt pulp the actual Colonial records
in 1915 imagine the treasure trove of information that would have been available to todays historians ! Suspect .
cheers 90th. Idea
Back to top Go down
Brett Hendey

Brett Hendey

Posts : 251
Join date : 2010-12-02
Location : Kloof, KZN

BRECKER, B. G Empty
PostSubject: Re: BRECKER, B. G   BRECKER, B. G EmptyWed May 18, 2011 7:20 am

Hi Phill

There is an error in the first line of Brecher's listing. Steinkop is in Namaqualand (i.e. the Cape Colony at that time), while Vryheid was in the New Republic, later Transvaal and later still Natal.

Regards
Brett
Back to top Go down
Phill



Posts : 35
Join date : 2011-03-12
Age : 64
Location : Manchester

BRECKER, B. G Empty
PostSubject: Brecher B.G.   BRECKER, B. G EmptyWed May 18, 2011 1:18 pm

Hi Brett

Thanks for the correction I shall ammend my records. I must have misread the information in the Natal's Who's Who.

Regards

Phill
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




BRECKER, B. G Empty
PostSubject: Re: BRECKER, B. G   BRECKER, B. G Empty

Back to top Go down
 
BRECKER, B. G
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: THE ONE'S THE HISTORY BOOKS FORGOT-
Jump to: