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IMPERIAL TROOPS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE ZULU WAR (EXCLUDING THE MANY 'ODD MEN'), AS RECORDED IN THE MEDAL ROLLS FOR THE SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL (1877/79), DEPOSITED AT THE PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE, LONDON.

The Naval Brigade, constituted from contingents of sailors and Royal Marines from various ships of the Royal Navy, namely Her Majesty's Ships Active, Boadicea, Euphrates, Forester, Himalaya, Orontes, Shah, Tamar and Tenedos.
Detachment of the Royal Artillery.
Cavalry:
(i) The 1st King's Dragoon Guards.
(ii) The 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own).
Infantry:
(i) 2nd Bn., The 3rd (East Kent - The Buffs) Regt. of Foot (1881-1935 The Buffs (East Kent) Regt. of Foot).
(ii) 1st Bn., The 13th (1st Somersetshire) (Prince Albert's Light Infantry) Regt. (1881-1959 The Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry), later known as The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's).
(iii) 2nd Bn., The 21st (Royal Scots Fusiliers) Regt. of Foot (1881 - 1959 The Royal Scots Fusiliers).
(iv) 1st and 2nd Battalions, The 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regt. of Foot (1881-1969 The South Wales Borderers).
(v) The 57th (West Middlesex) Regt. of Foot (1881-1921 the Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex) Regt.)
(vi) The 58th (Rutlandshire) Regt. of Foot.
(vii) 3rd Bn., The 60th or The King's Royal Rifle Corps (1881-1958 The King's Royal Rifle Corps).
(viii) The 80th (Staffordshire Volunteers) Regt. of Foot. (1881-1959 The South Staffordshire Regt.)
(ix) The 88th (Connaught Rangers) Regt. of Foot (1881-1922 1st Bn., The Connaught Rangers).
(x) The 90th Perthshire Light Infantry (1881-1968 2nd Bn., The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)).
(xi) The 91st (Princess Louise's Argyllshire) Highlanders (1881 - 1921 the Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)).
(xii) The 94th Regt. of Foot (1881-1922 2nd Bn., The Connaught Rangers).
(xiii) The 99th (The Duke of Edinburgh's) Regt. of Foot (1881-19592nd Bn., The Wiltshire Regt. (Duke of Edinburgh's)).
Detachments, of:
(i) Royal Engineers.
(ii) Army Hospitals Corps.
(iii) Commissariat and Transport.
(iv) Ordnance.

NATAL AND OTHER LOCAL UNITS WHICH EARNED THE BAR '1879' FOR THE ZULU WAR AS RECORDED IN THE MEDAL ROLLS FOR THE SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL (1877/79), DEPOSITED AT THE PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE, LONDON.

Alexandra Mounted Rifles.
Baker's Horse.
Bettington's Horse.
Border Horse.
Buffalo Border Guard.
Colonial Commissariat.
Dunn's Scouts.
Durban Mounted Rifles.
Ferreira's Horse.
Frontier Light Horse.
Isipingo Mounted Rifles.
Kaffrarian Rifles.
Lonsdale's Horse.
Natal Carbineers.
Natal Horse.
Natal Hussars.
Natal Light Horse.
Natal Mounted Police.
Natal Native Contingent (5 Battalions)
Natal Native Horse.
Natal Native Pioneers.
Newcastle Mounted Rifles.
Stanger Mounted Rifles.
Transvaal Rangers (Raaff's)
Uys' Burghers.
Victoria Mounted Rifles.
Weenen Yeomanry.

B. Units which earned the medal, but not the bar
Carbutt's Border Rangers.
Durban Mounted Reserve.
Durban Volunteer Artillery.
Pietermaritzburg Rifles.
Royal Durban Rifles.
Southey's Rangers.



DECORATIONS AWARDED DURING THE ZULU WAR OF 1879

THE VICTORIA CROSS

A. ISANDLWANA 22 Jan., 1879.
Lieut. Coghill, N.J.A. 1 st/24th Regt.
Lieut. Melvill, T. lst/24th Regt.
Pte. Wassall, S. 80th Regt.

B. RORKE'S DRIFT: 22/23 Jan. 1879
Lieut. Chard, John R.M. Royal Engineers.
Lieut. Bromhead, Gonville 2nd/24th Regt.
Surgeon-Major Reynolds, J.H. Army Medical Dept.
Actg. Assist. Commissary Dalton, J.L. Commissariat & Tpt. Dept.
Cpl. Allen, W. 2nd/24th Regt.
Pte. Hitch, F. 2nd/24th Regt.
Pte. Hook, H. 2nd/24th Regt.
Pte. Jones, R. 2nd/24th Regt.
Pte. Jones, W. 2nd/24th Regt.
Cpl. Schiess, F.C. Natal Native Contgt.
Pte. Williams, J. 2nd/24th Regt

C. INTOMBI RIVER: 12 March 1879
Clr. Sgt. Booth, A. 80th Regt.
Pte. Fowler, E. 90th Perthshire L I

E. ULUNDI: 3 July 1879.
Capt. Beresford, Lord William 9th Lancers.
Capt. D'Arcy, C. Frontier Light Horse.
Sgt. O'Toole, E. Frontier Light Horse.

THE DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
A. RORKE'S DRIFT: 22-23 Jan. 1879.
2469 2 Cpl. Attwood, Francis. A.S.C.
2459 C.Sgt. Bourne, Frank 2/24th Regt.
2076 Gnr. Cantwell, John. Royal Artillery.
3359 2 Cpl. McMahon, Michael Army. Hospital Corps. (subsequently withdrawn)
1542 Pte. Roy, William 1/24th Regt.

B. HLOBANE MOUNTAIN: 28 March 1879.
Cpl. Vinnicombe, William D. Frontier Light Horse.
Bde Pte. 104 Walkinshaw, A. 90th Light Infantry.

C. KAMBULA: 29 March 1879.
Tp. Sgt. Maj. Learda. Natal Native Horse.
1197 Pte. Page, Albert. 13th Foot.
1689 Cpl. Quigley, Edward. 11/7th Bde, Rl. Artillery.

D. UMFOLOZI RIVER: 3 July 1879.
Sgt. Kambula, Simeon. Natal Native Horse.

E. ULUNDI: 4 July 1879
2348 Gnr. Moorhead, William. 10/7 Bde, Rl. Artillery.
1196 C/Sgt. Phillips, James late 2nd Bn. Northampton Regt.
499 Pte. Power, John 1/24th Regt. (also for service in Griqualand West 1878 and at Kambula).

F. ZULULAND: 1879. (Details not ascertained).
Tpr. Brown, R. Frontier Light Horse.

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