Hi Littlehand .
This from ' Zulu Rising ' by Ian Knight .
Page 430 ..... Surgeon Shepherd must have recognized that tending to the wounded in the camp was hopeless , for Trpr Muirhead
saw him just beyond the big gully . Muirehead had set off with a friend , Trpr George Macleroy , known to his fellow Carbineers as
' Kelly ' when .......... '' Kelly staggered in the saddle , evidently hit with an assegai . I stopped my horse to see what was the matter ,
and tried to support him , but could not , and had to lift him off onto the ground . At that moment Dr. Shepherd came galloping past .
I called out to him , and he dismounted to examine Poor Kelly . After carefully examining him he said , '' Ah , the poor fellow !, too late,
too late ! '' . I had just mounted my horse and Dr. Shepherd was in the act of putting his foot into the stirrup , when he was struck fatally with an assegai ''