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ALBERT BURGHERS

Private W. Loughlin - killed in action at Jumdwala
Private W. Moubrey - killed in action at Jumdwala
Private G. Welsh - killed in action at Jumdwala

BAKER'S HORSE

Troopers:
John Campbell - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
M. Christianson - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
J. Darwin - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
R. David - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
W. Dubar - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
PG. Rossam - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
W. Van Niekerk - wounded at Inhlobane 28 March 1879. died of wounds
W. Walters - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
C. Ward - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879

BARKLEY RANGERS

Trooper C.L. Campbell - killed in action
Trooper T. Dawson - killed in action
Trooper Ford - killed in action
Trooper L. Rawstone - killed in action

BETTINGTON'S HORSE

Trooper W. Able - killed in action at Ityotyosi River 1 June 1879
Trooper G. Rogers - killed in action at Ityotyosi River 1 June 1879

BORDER HOSRE

Orderly Room Sergeant T. Brissenden - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Regimental Sergeant-Major E.J. Brown - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Trooper Sergeant-Major J.S. Fisher - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Farrier Seregant J. Freize - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Paymaster Sergeant A. Johnson - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Quartermaster Sergeant Norman McLeod - killed in action at Sekukuni's Kraal 28 November 1879
Trumpet Major E.H. Meredith - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Quatermaster Sergeant F. Russell - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Sergeant A. Stewart - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879

Corporals:
J. Blackmore - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
D. Coetzee - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
B. Ford - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
E. Mitchell - killed in action at Sekukuni's Kraal 28 November 1879
H.B. Porter - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
J. Van Hasselt - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879

Lance-Corporal E. Bernhardt - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Trumpeter W. Reilly - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879

Trooper:
L. Barth - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
P. Brooks - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
C. Boudoin - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
J. Cameron - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
W. Cherry - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
J.T. Craig - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
B.J. Craney - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
J. Davey - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
W. Evans - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Farquarharson - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
E. Grandier - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
A. Hartman - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
F.J. Jeffrey - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
W. Jeffries - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
G. King (2) - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
J.A. McKay - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
J.C. Mann - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
P. Martin - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
F. Meilot - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
D. Mellna - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Jacobus Muller - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Alfred Reid - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
J. Shepherd - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Thompson - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
J. Underwood - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
S. Wynen - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879

BUFFALO BORDER GUARD

Trooper Eary - killed in action at Isandhlwanan 22 January 1879
Trooper Gutteridge - killed in action at Isandhlwanan 22 January 1879
Trooper Wehr - killed in action at Isandhlwanan 22 January 1879

BUFFALO VOLUNTEER RIFLES

Sergeant M. Broderick - killed in action at Isandhlwanan 22 January 1879
Private Runchwan - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879

BURGHER FORCE - Trooper L.S. Combrink - killed in action at Utrecht 26 April 1879

CHALUMNA VOLUNTEER CAVALRY

Sergeant J.C. Holl - killed in action
Trooper C. Sansom - killed in action

DIAMOND FIELDS HORSE

Corporals:
P. Davis - killed in action at Gobatse Heights 14 October 1878
R.W. McKay - killed in action at Gobatse Heights 14 October 1878
A. Muller - killed in action at Gobatse Heights 14 October 1878
R. Payne - killed in action at Gobatse Heights 14 October 1878
R. Thornton - killed in action at Gobatse Heights 14 October 1878

Troopers:
A. Arnold - killed in action at Gobatse Heights 14 October 1878
G. Barrington - killed in action at Gobatse Heights 14 October 1878
Bees - killed in action at Gobatse Heights 14 October 1878
W. Chapman - killed in action at Gobatse Heights 14 October 1878
L. Green - killed in action at Gobatse Heights 14 October 1878
C. Hailby - killed in action at Gobatse Heights 14 October 1878
J.W. Mathews - killed in action at Gobatse Heights 14 October 1878
Williams - killed in action at Gobatse Heights 14 October 1878

FERREIRA'S HORSE

Regimental Sergeant Major E. Caufield - killed in action at Sekukuni's Kraal 28 November 1879
Regimental Sergeant Major R. Wilson - killed in action at Lebeak's Staadt 14 May 1879

Troopers:
A. Chowles - killed in action at Sekukuni's Kraal 28 November 1879
P. Grant - Missing on patrol near Sekukuni's Kraal 21 June 1879
G. Hick - killed in action at Sekukuni's Kraal 22 June 1878
P. Robb - killed in action at Sekukuni's Kraal 22 June 1878

FORT BEAUFORT BURGHERS - Trooper R. Slater - killed in action at Morosi's Stronghold 29 May 1879

FORT WHITE MOUNTED VOLUNTEERS - Sergeant J. Murray - killed in action at Isandhlwanan 22 January 1879

FRONTIER LIGHT HORSE

250 Sergeant J. Tippett - killed in action at Kambula 29 March 1879

Troopers:
251 A.J. Burton - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
288 P.W. Caffin - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
367 W. Cherry - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
228 A.W. Dobson - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
83 G. Dodwell - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
227 A.W. Dobson - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
247 W. Gordon - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
177 J. Grills - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
112 T. Halliday - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
24 J. Hasseldine - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
200 H. Helwig - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
332 E. Higgins - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
113 G. Horn - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
87 J. Kerween - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
317 W.H. Livingstone - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
295 C. Lyndon - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
266 J. May - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
312 C. Merk - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
369 G. Pearce - killed in action near Ulundi 3 July 1879
57 H. Plante - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
296 M. Prendergast - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
248 W.A. Rogan - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
375 J.A. Roubenhamer - killed in action near Ulundi 3 July 1879
16 H. Runciman - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
311 A. Schermal - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
279 G. Seymour - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
214 L. Shearer - - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
236 W. Tirrill - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
273 G. Williams - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879

FRONTIER MOUNTED RIFLEMEN

Private F.L. Brown - killed in action
Private J. Doherty - killed in action
Corporal S.R. Hunter - killed in action
Troop Sergeant Major P. Hagle - killed in action
Private H. Sturk - killed in action
Private B. Toomey - killed in action

GRIQUALAND WEST LIGHT INFANTRY

Private J. Britz - killed in action
Private G.C. Lubbe - killed in action
Private T. Tidmarsh - killed in action
Private H. Wright - killed in action

HERSCHELS MOUNTED VOLUNTEERS

HOTTENTOT MILITIA & LEVY - Private M. Ague - killed in action

KAFFARIAN VOLUNTEERS - Private W. Blakeway - killed in action

KEISKAMA HOEK VOLUNTEER MOUNTED CORPS - Trooper L. Hessel - killed in action

NEW CASTLE MOUNTED RIFLES

Trooper W.H.J. Barnes - killed in action at Isandhlwanan 22 January 1879
Trooper Dinkelman - killed in action at Isandhlwanan 22 January 1879
Trooper Greenbank - killed in action at Isandhlwanan 22 January 1879
Trooper McAlister - killed in action at Isandhlwanan 22 January 1879
Sergeant Swan - killed in action at Isandhlwanan 22 January 1879

NORTHERN BORDER HORSE - Trooper J. Tippert - died of wounds at Rietfontein 6 March 1879

PORT ELIZABETH VOLUNTEER HORSE - Corporal Borain - killed in action at Isandhlwanan 22 January 1879

PRINCE ALFRED'S GUARD RIFLE VOLUNTEERS

Private H.P. Barron - killed in action at Umzintzani 2 December 1877
Private G.C. Christian - killed in action at Isandhlwanan 22 January 1879

PULLEIN'S RANGERS

Sergeant J. Aspinall - killed in action at Centane 7 February 1878
Corporal J. Cole - killed in action at Centane 7 February 1878
Private J. Bennett - killed in action at Centane 7 February 1878

SHEPSTONE'S NATIVE HORSE

Trooper K. Lopela - killed in action at Ulundi 4 July 1879
Trooper J. Mgadi - killed in action at Ulundi 4 July 1879
Trooper E. Tigingela - killed in action at Ulundi 4 July 1879

STOKENSTROOM RIFLE VOLUNTEERS

Private K. Jordan - killed in action at Morosi's Stronghold 16 August 1879
Private Pretorious - killed in action at Muntyao's Cave 30 August 1879

STUTTERHEIM MOUNTED POLICE - Corporal A. Shewel - killed in action at Isandhlwanan 22 January 1879

SWAZIE CONTINGENT - Civil Commissioner A.H. Campbell - killed in action

TRANSKEI RIFLES

Corporals:
G. Luck - killed in action
W. Robinson - killed in action
D. Rochfort - killed in action
W. Russell - killed in action
Lance-Corporal J. Stewart - killed in action

Privates:
J. Able - killed in action
H. Atkins - killed in action
Bryant - killed in action
J. Meaney - killed in action
G. Theron - killed in action
G. Turner - killed in action

TRANSVAAL MOUNTED RIFLES - Trooper P. Mathebis - killed in action at Sekukuni's Kraal 28 November 1879

TRANSVAAL RANGERS

Trooper Banks - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Sergant Major T. Brophy - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Sergeant Major J.W. Cumming - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Trooper Deiring - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Trooper R. Foley - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Trooper A. Hood - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Troop Sergeant Major W.H. Martin - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Trooper W.H. Martin - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Trooper E. Oliver - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879
Trooper A. Tonkien - killed in action at Inhlobane 28 March 1879

WODEHOUSE TRUE BLUES

Trooper P.W. Caffyn - killed in action at Perie Bush 8 May 1878
Trooper P.F. Classen - killed in action at Perie Bush 8 May 1878
Trooper France - killed in action at Perie Bush 8 May 1878
Trooper J. Lamnde - killed in action at Morosi's Stromghold 8 April 1879
Trooper E.H. Meredith - killed in action at Morosi's Stromghold 8 April 1879
Trooper R. Styles - killed in action at Morosi's Stromghold 8 April 1879
Trooper G. Van Zijil - killed in action at Morosi's Stromghold 8 April 1879

WOOD'S IRREGULARS - Private Schaal - killed in action at Van Stander's Farm 2 March 1879

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PostSubject: Re: Colonial Forces Casualty List.   Colonial Forces Casualty List. EmptySun Jul 10, 2011 7:04 pm

Where would Filter and Larsen fit in? Both were young lads involved in the Zulu War in the Entombe area! Both got killed in action eventhough not during any of the major battles.
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PostSubject: Re: Colonial Forces Casualty List.   Colonial Forces Casualty List. EmptySun Jul 10, 2011 10:04 pm

Johann,

Neither are listed in the Casualty List as given, however they should both appear as:

Kaffarian Rifles (or Vanguard);

Trooper L. Larsen, killed during a recce on the Tafelberg Stronghold, 18th May 1879.

Civilian;

Acting Interpreter H. Filter, killed in action with six native Border Police, Ntombe River, 7th June 1879.

Details from 'They Fell Like Stones' by John Young.

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PostSubject: Casualty List   Colonial Forces Casualty List. EmptySun Jul 10, 2011 10:51 pm

Hi all.
The list is also missing those KIA from the Cape Mtd Yeom. in the attack / attacks on Morosi's Mtn.
cheers 90th.
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PostSubject: Re: Colonial Forces Casualty List.   Colonial Forces Casualty List. EmptySun Jul 10, 2011 11:20 pm

90th,

But those, like a lot of the names given above , are not Zulu War casualties.

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PostSubject: Colonial Forces Casualty List   Colonial Forces Casualty List. EmptySun Jul 10, 2011 11:30 pm

Hi Kwajimu.
Yes I realise it's a differant campaign . :lol:
cheers 90th Idea
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PostSubject: Re: Colonial Forces Casualty List.   Colonial Forces Casualty List. EmptyMon Jul 11, 2011 9:20 am

Is it not possible to add to the list. Like the Devon Connection.
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PostSubject: Re: Colonial Forces Casualty List.   Colonial Forces Casualty List. EmptyMon Jul 11, 2011 11:50 am

Hi John

Only the original poster (old historian2) and Admin can edit the list.
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PostSubject: Re: Colonial Forces Casualty List.   Colonial Forces Casualty List. EmptyMon Jul 11, 2011 4:36 pm

Has anyone any idea where Lebeak's Staadt is? In the Colonial Forces casualty list Reg Sgt Maj R Wilson of Ferreira's Horse is mentioned as KIA there on 14th May 1879. I can find no mention of it anywhere. Many thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Colonial Forces Casualty List.   Colonial Forces Casualty List. EmptyTue Jul 12, 2011 5:50 am

Lebeak's Staadt. I have spend hours looking for this place. And it just doesn't exist. Could the spelling be wrong. Or was it a small encounter on the back of one of the larger battles. This one is going to be one of those little mysteries me thinks?
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PostSubject: Colonial Forces Casualty List   Colonial Forces Casualty List. EmptyTue Jul 12, 2011 7:20 am

Hi Neil.
This from '' For God , Queen & Colony '' by Terry Sole .

Ferreira's Horse . Regimental Sergeant Major , Robert Wilson . KIA Sekukuni Land On 23 / 11 / 79 .
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PostSubject: Re: Colonial Forces Casualty List.   Colonial Forces Casualty List. EmptyTue Jul 12, 2011 3:04 pm

The dates of death and not the same. Could there have been two Robert Wilson's
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PostSubject: Re: Colonial Forces Casualty List.   Colonial Forces Casualty List. EmptyTue Jul 12, 2011 4:00 pm

There are certainly some discrepancies here. In 'Forgotten Heroes - Zulu and Basuto Wars' there are two R. Wilsons listed. Regt Sgt Major R Wilson (KIA14/5/79 at Lebeak's Staadt) and Sgt R Wilson (slightly wounded 14/4/79 at Lebeak's Staadt). Presumably the same man? Then we have another date of death listed in God, Queen and Colony (23/11/79 in Sekukuniland). Could he have been wounded at Lebeak's Staadt wherever that was in April/May and then KIA on the Sekukuni campaign in November? Or was Lebeak's Staadt somewhere in Sekukuniland? Not sure we'll ever know for sure!
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PostSubject: Re: Colonial Forces Casualty List.   Colonial Forces Casualty List. EmptyTue Jul 12, 2011 4:27 pm

Neil,

Judging by the comments in 'The London Gazette' entry I would say it was in the land of baPedi, in what used to be known as the Transvaal, I was up in that neck of woods last year, and Sekhukhune's name crops up all the time, I wonder if Lebeak was another Pedi?

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PostSubject: Colonial Forces Casualty List   Colonial Forces Casualty List. EmptyWed Jul 13, 2011 2:34 am

Hi All.
Just to make it more confusing ........... Casualty Roll For The Zulu And Basuto Wars 1877- 79 by I. Tavender .
Says that Regt Sgt Majors - E. Caulfield KIA Sekukuni's Kraal 28 / 11 / 79 .
R. Wilson KIA Lebeak's Staadt 14 / 5 / 79 !!!!!

BUT ............ In For God , Queen & Colony by T. Sole . It states Edward Caulfield replaced Wilson as RSM and no mention
of him being KIA ( Caulfield ). It mentions only one Wilson in its roll which says KIA 23 / 11 / 79 RSM . Wilson , Robert .
Very Frustrating to say the least .
scratch scratch .
cheers 90th.
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