Lieutenant Anstey, E. D.
"Lieutenant Anstey's remains were subsequently recovered from the battlefield by his brother, Captain Thomas Anstey, Royal Engineers, who had them conveyed to England 10th April 1880, and had them interred in Woking, Surrey. On 22nd April 1880, a letter by his father, G A Anstey, appeared in 'The Times' newspaper:
'Sir, A notice has appeared in an evening paper and has been copied thence into a morning paper, purporting to be an account of the burial of my son, the late Lieutenant Edgar Oliphant Anstey, of the 1st Battalion 24th Regiment. I am impelled by indignation to this at me and mine most offensive publication to request that you may kindly find space in 'The Times' for the following: Lieutenant Anstey was killed at the slaughter of Isandlana (sic) on the 22nd January, 1879. His remains, together with those who fell around him, received hasty interment some months later at the hands of their comrades of the 2nd Battalion 24th Regiment, who were then quartered at Rorke's Drift.
His brother, aided by Lieutenant Armitage, 2nd Battalion 24th Regiment, who had on the occasion of the first interment identified the remains of my son, subsequently removed them from the spot where he fell. After being brought home they were buried, on the 10th instant, in the family vault in the little churchyard of St John's, near Woking Station. The ceremony was purposely strictly private, members of my family, including myself and two daughters, alone being present."