Zulu: 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
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Subject: Durnfords Burial Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:20 pm
Are there any newspaper reports or photos about Anthony Durnfords burial in October??
It was a big event so i hope there may be something :)
Subject: Re: Durnfords Burial Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:28 pm
DB14, I've asked this question a couple of times, including about the archives of Fort Napier Cemetery where he is buried, but nothing has turned up as yet. I did put this question to Ken Gillings, who I think lives in the area, so hopefully he might add something at a later date, but for all there were quite a few people present at the funeral , it doesn't appear to have made the headlines of any newspaper, only maybe a small article or two, if any. No photographs at all by what I've been informed, even though he was well-known, though not always for the right reasons, but it still surprises me that it wasn't covered as an in-depth story for the Natal newspapers.
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Subject: Durnford's Burial Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:38 pm
Hi DB14 / Colin.J. One day they'll turn up .............We just need someone to start clearing out their Sheds , attics , Cellars or Garages , most likely in South Africa ............Somewhere . I find it hard to believe that it Wouldn't have been a big deal ! back in 1879 , re- burying someone as well known to the local and imperial people of the time , and being part of the biggest thing to hit Natal in its infancy . Looking forward to the headlines they may make when they finally see ' the light of day ' cheers 90th.
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Subject: Fort Napier cemetery Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:14 am
Hi 90th, Ok. As I have relatives interred in that cemetery I will call in there in the NY and get pics and look for records. Will keep you posted