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Lord Chelmsford Said .Buller is ‘one of the finest soldiers of the century’, so modest and reticent –that it was difficult to say for what individual deed he had got the Victoria Cross as he had been doing acts worthy of it all along the line
 
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Belated remembrance to all those who died Salute On that day.

Regiments that took part in the defence of Kambula.

1st Battalion of the 13th Light Infantry: .
Royal Artillery, 11th Battery, 7th Brigade.
90th Perthshire Light Infantry:
Frontier Light Horse under Lieutenant Colonel Buller
Boer Commando
Mounted Infantry
Native Contingent of Swazis

1,200 men of the 1st/13th Light Infantry and the 90th Regiment with 800 other irregular troops. Ammunition reserves were located along the rear of the lines.

Artillery encompass 4 seven pounder guns, 2 mule borne guns and several rocket troughs. The mule guns took residency in the redoubt while the seven pounders stood in the open ground sandwiched between the two main fortifications.


Casualties Wood’s force suffered 83 casualties. It is believed that 3,000 Zulus were either killed in the battle or died of wounds.

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Nice one LH. Salute
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