WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Lieutenant John Chard: What's our strength? Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead: Seven officers including surgeon, commissaries and so on; Adendorff now I suppose; wounded and sick 36, fit for duty 97 and about 40 native levies. Not much of an army for you.
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  Latest imagesLatest images  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Company Sergeant Major F. W. Peake, Royal Engineers
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyToday at 6:25 am by rai

» "Ex-Sergeant Major Craven" - a Curio.
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyToday at 5:54 am by rai

» Sam's a veteran of the Zulu War
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyToday at 4:47 am by rai

» number of rounds
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyYesterday at 11:44 pm by Eddie

» 2/24th Deployment January 1879
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyYesterday at 6:02 pm by harry67

» Recovered weapons from Gingindhlovu and Kambula
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyYesterday at 11:52 am by free1954

» Hidden Ground at Isandlwana
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyThu Nov 24, 2022 5:19 pm by Tig Van Milcroft

» The death of David Jones.
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyThu Nov 24, 2022 2:54 pm by Eddie

» Commissary E. W. H. Webb, C.B.
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyThu Nov 24, 2022 9:26 am by rai

» Sergeant Thomas Moss ASC
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyThu Nov 24, 2022 8:19 am by rai

» Suicide of Mr Harry George Scrivener
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyThu Nov 24, 2022 7:49 am by rai

» Lumpy Flowers Fake Documents.
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyWed Nov 23, 2022 8:48 pm by ADMIN

» Hitch and Bromhead
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyWed Nov 23, 2022 8:12 am by Kenny

» Hlobane and Kambula by Col J M Cowper 2/4th Imperial Mounted Infantry?
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyTue Nov 22, 2022 7:46 pm by Julian Whybra

» Corporal 1885 Charles Cass 1st Kings Dragoon Guards
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyTue Nov 22, 2022 6:20 am by rai

» Gingindhlovu and the Mounted Infantry charge
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyMon Nov 21, 2022 8:30 pm by gardner1879

» Arthur Bancroft 99th Duke of Edinburgh's (Lanarkshire) Regiment of Foot
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyMon Nov 21, 2022 12:18 pm by rai

» Private Thomas Large 1263 99th Regiment
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyMon Nov 21, 2022 11:58 am by rai

» J Peacock
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyMon Nov 21, 2022 11:20 am by rai

» Private 1660 William Chignall 90th Regiment
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyMon Nov 21, 2022 10:35 am by rai

» Evan Henry Clarke NNC?
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyMon Nov 21, 2022 5:05 am by rai

» Henry Louis Norden
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyMon Nov 21, 2022 4:30 am by rai

» Hugh St Clare Roy
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyMon Nov 21, 2022 3:38 am by rai

» 1164 Pte. W. Davies. 2-24th Foot
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptySun Nov 20, 2022 2:17 pm by harry67

» James Hopkins
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptySun Nov 20, 2022 10:56 am by rai

» Thomas Figes Burbow Cape Volunteers?
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptySun Nov 20, 2022 10:19 am by rai

» George Provost
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptySun Nov 20, 2022 10:03 am by rai

» Charles Bumstead and the Prince Imperial
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptySun Nov 20, 2022 9:30 am by rai

» Dr George Lindsay Bonnar
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptySun Nov 20, 2022 8:53 am by rai

» Harry Barnes
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptySun Nov 20, 2022 7:16 am by rai

» John Jackson
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptySun Nov 20, 2022 6:49 am by rai

» Capts. Dymes and Smythe, 1/1 NNC
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptySun Nov 20, 2022 1:05 am by WeekendWarrior

» Gunner 741 Frank Grant 6th Brigade N Battery Royal Artillery
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptySat Nov 19, 2022 10:04 am by rai

» Colour Sergeant Sadd
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptySat Nov 19, 2022 9:29 am by rai

» Corporal 1056 Henry Parker 1/24th Regiment
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptySat Nov 19, 2022 9:06 am by gardner1879

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Zulu War Chants (Film Zulu)
Top posters
90th
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
littlehand
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
ADMIN
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
1879graves
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
rusteze
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
John Young
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
gardner1879
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
rai
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
Eddie
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
John Young
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
gardner1879
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
lfmcgee4
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
Kenny
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
Drakewood
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
harry67
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_right 
nitro450
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Bar_leftPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  BarPurchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  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
Please Do Not Post Ads on Our Forum
Google Chrome new standards imposed
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Isandlwana, Last Stands
The missing five hours.
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
The ammunition question
Adding to the Library
Durnford was he capable.5
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
martini john payne Franklin Isandlwana smith Roll Natal George 24th henry 2022 drift Woolfryes horse Prince Jones Police spalding Russell Mounted zulu harford Durnford brown james
 

 Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.

Go down 
+7
kwajimu1879
Mr Greaves
Frank Allewell
24th
ciroferrara
Chard1879
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
11 posters
AuthorMessage
Chelmsfordthescapegoat

Chelmsfordthescapegoat


Posts : 2594
Join date : 2009-04-24

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyMon Jun 13, 2011 10:54 pm

Looking over Col: Durnford's military career. I not sure he would have made an officer if it wasn't for the fact he purchased his commission. He had all the qualities that an officer shouldn't have. But I guess back them money talked louder than it doe,s to day.

Quote :
Durnford spent six years at Devonport and Dublin on routine garrison duties. In 1871 he received a posting to South Africa.

Not really active service.

Quote :
Durnford volunteered for service in the Crimean War but was not accepted.
Anyone know why he was rejected.
Back to top Go down
Chard1879

Chard1879


Posts : 1261
Join date : 2010-04-12

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyMon Jun 13, 2011 11:16 pm

You make a fair point. It always bothered me as to why he was given the position he did, when it was common knowledge that he had quite a friendship with the Zulu's. It's also cross my mind that he might have known that the Zulu's were positioned in the Valley before hand, thus why he was keen to leave Isandlwana. But left it to late.


Quote:
Durnford volunteered for service in the Crimean War but was not accepted.

I do believe he had a drink problem.
Back to top Go down
ciroferrara

ciroferrara


Posts : 277
Join date : 2010-10-07
Age : 31
Location : exeter

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyMon Jun 13, 2011 11:43 pm

and i beleive he also had a serious problem with gambling
Back to top Go down
24th

24th


Posts : 1862
Join date : 2009-03-25

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyTue Jun 14, 2011 12:01 am

Did He not have an affair behind his wife's back, which in those days was not the done thing.
However would he have not been the right man to have on one's side, He knew he ways of the Zulu.
As for knowing the Zulu Impi was already there. Well he just might as well have dragged his hills missing Isandlwana altogether.

And he didn't fair to well at Bushmans Pass.
Back to top Go down
ciroferrara

ciroferrara


Posts : 277
Join date : 2010-10-07
Age : 31
Location : exeter

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyTue Jun 14, 2011 12:04 am

i think it was his wife who had the affair.. durnford also seems to have suffered from depression after losing a number of children and theres an indication he may of blamed his wife for their premature deaths
Back to top Go down
Frank Allewell

Frank Allewell


Posts : 8374
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 75
Location : Cape Town South Africa

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyTue Jun 14, 2011 7:53 am

Chard 1879
Thats a really scurilous accusation, I hope you can back it with some source material?

Put Durnford into perspective. He was a Royal Engineer, not a sabre regiment. He did what he did best when it came to the land dispute question, he employed his skills correctly and reached what in history has shown to be the correct decision. In being involved with this land commision and Cetswayo's 'crowning' he would have had a lot of contact with the Zulu. As would a lot of other Natal dignatories, Shepstone etc.
Its a massive leap from that sort of background to being a Traitor, and thats what you are effectivly accusing him of.

Its probable he should have remained as an engineer instead of commanding an armed force, Bushmans Pass amplified that. Its therefore more than obvious that he was appointed eroneously to command a fighting column. Blame whoever appointed him for poor staffing skills, and probanly man management skills.

In terms of condemnation because of his purchase of a commision, then condemn the British Army commision class in total, and the system that allowed it.

Regards
Back to top Go down
Mr Greaves

Mr Greaves


Posts : 747
Join date : 2009-10-18

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyTue Jun 14, 2011 8:10 am

But there are a lot of cases, where officers have only became officers because of purchase and friends in high places. It doe's seem odd that he spent 6 years stuck in one place. Could this personal issue with his wife have become a serious problem for his immediate familey. A word in the right ear could have had him posted out of harms way.

Might be worth looking at high status connections in the Durnford clan.
Back to top Go down
kwajimu1879

kwajimu1879


Posts : 420
Join date : 2011-05-14

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyTue Jun 14, 2011 10:59 am

Going back to the original question, could someone please tell me which rank Anthony William Durnford obtained by purchase?

I've just looked at Hart's Army List for 1879, and not one of Brevet Colonel Durnford's commissions were made by purchase.

Did Durnford have friends in high places? Of course he did, his father held the rank of General.

As to the relationship with his wife, they had parted company long before he went to South Africa. The London Gazette of 13th May 1879, shows his address as 'No. 7, Molesworth-terrace, Stoke Devonport, in the county of Devon' and the address of 'Frances Elizabeth Maria Durnford, of No. 21, Tavistock-crescent, Westbourne Park, in the county of Middlesex.'

kwaJimu1879
Back to top Go down
1879graves

1879graves


Posts : 3317
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyTue Jun 14, 2011 7:23 pm

Hi All

I have to agree with kwajimu1879 with regards to his question.
Quote :
Going back to the original question, could someone please tell me which rank Anthony William Durnford obtained by purchase?

The London Gazette does state by purchase if they purchased a commission. Please see below, no mention of a purchase.

These are from the London Gazette

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

This is from The London Gazette of 13th May 1879, pointed out by kwajimu1879

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
ADMIN

ADMIN


Posts : 4308
Join date : 2008-11-01
Age : 63
Location : KENT

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyTue Jun 14, 2011 9:04 pm

Some information on Durnford.

Colonel Anthony William Durnford was born in Ireland in 1830. He was a brave man who would earn his celebrity in the final moments of his life, fighting bravely, as a valiant soldier, in a battle that was one of the biggest disasters in British military history.

As a 12 year old boy he left Ireland to grow up with his uncle in Dusseldorf Germany, but as a young man he came to England and enlisted in the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich, London. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1848.

He was stationed overseas in Ceylon, but tried to get transferred away during the start of the war in Crimea against imperial Russia. He wanted to see action. He was not accepted for this and was disappointed to miss the campaign. While in Ceylon he also got married. 

He was then sent to Malta for a few years and had three children by his wife. Sadly, the first - a boy, died in infancy. The second - a daughter survived, but the third - another daughter, also died in infancy. This was a traumatic time for Anthony William Durnford and his wife. They separated after this and, for a while, he was stationed in Gibraltar, before returning to England.


Colonel Durnford depicted with paralysed arm in jacket
He was then sent to South Africa in 1872 and stationed at a place called Pietermartizburg. He was now 42 and may have thought his army career had been uneventful on the action side of things.

In South Africa his first chance came and he took part in his first action when he was caught in a skirmish with  an African tribe called the Hlubis at Bushman's River. He fought bravely and took two stab wounds during the fight. He managed to kill two assailants with his pistol but one of his wounds left his lower left arm paralysed from the elbow down. He had no use of his left hand after this and would ride with his native horsemen (The Natal Native Horse) keeping his redundant hand inside his jacket similar to the way Napoleon sometimes did.

Colonel Durnford was very popular among his fellow horse contingents and was regarded affectionately as a larger then life character - a commanding Irishman with a confident presence. He moulded his Natal Native Horseman in to fine riders and very competent men.

In 1879, Colonel Durnford and his men were used in Lord Chelmsford's invasion of the Zulu's land when Britain declared war upon the Zulu King Cetshwayo. The mission was to be a disaster. A large force of the British army encountered the Zulu warriors at a place called Isandlwana. A huge battle took place between over 23,000 Zulus against 858 British troops and 471 native soldiers. All but 55 of the Britain's troops were wiped out during this battle.

During the desperate struggle, Colonel Durnford and his men rode out and tried to hold the left horn of the flanking Zulu army and put up a very fierce resistance faltering the enemy until his men ran out of cartridges. They then had to remount and return to the main camp where the Redcoat British foot soldiers were being over run by the Zulu forces.

Colonel Durnford and his last remaining men put up a last stand as they ran headlong into the Zulus. They were overcome and killed - falling alongside the other soldiers of the British army. Of the 55 soldiers who did manage to escape across the Buffalo river; a few were NNH soldiers."


Colonel Anthony William Durnford
Back to top Go down
https://www.1879zuluwar.com
Chelmsfordthescapegoat

Chelmsfordthescapegoat


Posts : 2594
Join date : 2009-04-24

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyTue Jun 14, 2011 9:52 pm

Why on earth do some members find it necessary to defend Durnford as soon as his name is posted on the forum. He may have started as a good soldier but it didn't last when he joined forces with Mr Drinky Poker.
Back to top Go down
ADMIN

ADMIN


Posts : 4308
Join date : 2008-11-01
Age : 63
Location : KENT

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyTue Jun 14, 2011 10:34 pm

CTSG. Please stay on topic. Un-necessary comment.
Back to top Go down
https://www.1879zuluwar.com
Frank Allewell

Frank Allewell


Posts : 8374
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 75
Location : Cape Town South Africa

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyWed Jun 15, 2011 7:42 am

CTSG
That may just possibly be because of your almost obsesive dispariging referals of Durnford through misinformation and incorrect statements.

Regards
Back to top Go down
keith4698




Posts : 36
Join date : 2009-09-29

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyWed Jun 15, 2011 8:19 am

I think you might find you could not purchase a commission in the Royal Engineers
Back to top Go down
kwajimu1879

kwajimu1879


Posts : 420
Join date : 2011-05-14

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyWed Jun 15, 2011 8:37 am

Keith4698,

I believe you are correct.

Graves1879,

Given Durnford's place of abode you might add him to your Devon connection.

Chelmsford the Scapegoat,

If you feel the purchase system produced poor officers, perhaps you should go the London Gazette website and look to see how many of the commissions of Frederic Augustus Thesiger were made by purchase, especially when he was in the Grenadier Guards.

Just a thought.

kwaJimu1879
Back to top Go down
90th

90th


Posts : 10621
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 66
Location : Melbourne, Australia

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Purchasing a commission Col Durnford.   Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyWed Jun 15, 2011 12:15 pm

Hi ctsg.
I'm not sticking up for Durnford here but merely stating the facts , I cant find anywhere that says he purchased his commission.
The following is from 'Zululand At War ' by Sonia Clarke .. Page 21 ,,,,,,,As long as an officer was a gentleman , it did not matter
to many of his contemporaries that he lacked professional training ; In the late 19th century the best trained british soldiers were
the artilleryman and Engineers . Appointment to cadetships at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich was determined , as early
as 1855 by examination . Subjects studied included gun design , hydraulics , drafting and advanced mathematics . However it was
rare for artillery or engineers officers to be given important staff or command appointments because other officers despised their
expertise .
cheers 90th. Idea
Back to top Go down
Chelmsfordthescapegoat

Chelmsfordthescapegoat


Posts : 2594
Join date : 2009-04-24

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyWed Jun 15, 2011 12:58 pm

Okay. Then I take we agreed it was down to having father's friends in high places that got him to where he ended up. He would not have been selected for the position on his own merit.
Back to top Go down
kwajimu1879

kwajimu1879


Posts : 420
Join date : 2011-05-14

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyWed Jun 15, 2011 2:56 pm

Chelmsford the Scapegoat,

Who are you referring to Thesiger, the son of the Lord Chancellor or Durnford who already reached the rank of Major prior to his father attaining the rank of rank of Major General?

kwaJimu1879
Back to top Go down
ADMIN

ADMIN


Posts : 4308
Join date : 2008-11-01
Age : 63
Location : KENT

Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.    Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.  EmptyWed Jun 15, 2011 7:41 pm

This topic is going nowhere.

Locked.
Back to top Go down
https://www.1879zuluwar.com
 
Purchasing a commission. Col: Durnford.
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Jason Askew New Younghusband Commisison
» Col Anthony Durnford.
» In the Defence of Col: Durnford.
» Col Durnford's Map
» The Queen's thourghts on Isandlwana

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA-
Jump to: