WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Film Zulu: Colour Sergeant Bourne : The sentries report Zulus to the southwest. Thousands of them.
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» New British Muzleloaders videos on Isandlwana
Smith Dorrien EmptyToday at 3:33 am by 90th

» Library destroyed
Smith Dorrien EmptyYesterday at 5:42 am by barry

» List of identified bodies at Isandlwana
Smith Dorrien EmptyMon Apr 19, 2021 10:28 pm by WeekendWarrior

» Zulu War Medal
Smith Dorrien EmptySat Apr 17, 2021 4:38 pm by Bill8183

» sergeant G J Brown
Smith Dorrien EmptySat Apr 17, 2021 12:10 pm by 90th

» Captain HUGH O'DONNELL.
Smith Dorrien EmptyFri Apr 16, 2021 7:32 pm by WeekendWarrior

» Great Grandfather James (Jimmy) Robinson DCM
Smith Dorrien EmptyFri Apr 16, 2021 3:54 pm by Kenny

» In Affectionate Remembrance of P.C. Stephens
Smith Dorrien EmptyFri Apr 16, 2021 1:36 pm by gardner1879

» Colour - Sergeant George William Mabin
Smith Dorrien EmptyMon Apr 12, 2021 11:07 am by Visitor

» Trpr. Simpson's medal
Smith Dorrien EmptyThu Apr 08, 2021 5:13 pm by Julian Whybra

» Someone maybe able to help. 2235 Pte A F Edmonds J7th DCOLrg
Smith Dorrien EmptyThu Apr 08, 2021 3:30 am by 90th

» Medal ribbon on Patrol Jacket
Smith Dorrien EmptySun Apr 04, 2021 9:47 pm by John Young

» One of the lesser-known stories. It took place around the same time as Isandlwana.
Smith Dorrien EmptySun Apr 04, 2021 9:54 am by Julian Whybra

» Isandlwana Survivor photo's
Smith Dorrien EmptySat Apr 03, 2021 7:06 pm by ADMIN

» <Pte. W. Dunne 2nd Btn 3rd (East Kent) Regiment ('The Buffs') & Sgt. O. Hydenburg (Aydenburg) Natal Native Contingent,)
Smith Dorrien EmptyFri Apr 02, 2021 1:33 pm by gardner1879

» William Papworth. Alan Gardner's servant.
Smith Dorrien EmptyThu Apr 01, 2021 10:28 pm by gardner1879

» Smith-Dorrien 1881
Smith Dorrien EmptyThu Apr 01, 2021 5:45 pm by John Young

» Archibald Forbes query
Smith Dorrien EmptyTue Mar 30, 2021 11:26 am by Julian Whybra

» Norris-Newman
Smith Dorrien EmptyMon Mar 29, 2021 10:17 am by ADMIN

» Forum questions or problems!
Smith Dorrien EmptySun Mar 28, 2021 10:25 pm by ADMIN

» Pte Lewitt of the 58th Foot
Smith Dorrien EmptySun Mar 28, 2021 12:09 am by 90th

» nTshingwayo ka Mahole
Smith Dorrien EmptyFri Mar 26, 2021 6:07 am by Frank Allewell

» George Astell Pardoe Lieutentant, 13th Light Infantry
Smith Dorrien EmptyWed Mar 24, 2021 12:13 am by 90th

» Press coverage of the Zulu King
Smith Dorrien EmptyMon Mar 22, 2021 9:33 am by Frank Allewell

» Mini Series : Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation
Smith Dorrien EmptySat Mar 20, 2021 9:47 am by Frank Allewell

» Henry Felton 3/60th
Smith Dorrien EmptyFri Mar 19, 2021 1:28 pm by Will M

» Pvt John Llyod 1/24th
Smith Dorrien EmptyWed Mar 17, 2021 7:12 pm by gardner1879

» William De Passey, 17th Lancers.1879.
Smith Dorrien EmptyWed Mar 17, 2021 2:00 pm by 1879graves

» Natal Transport Service
Smith Dorrien EmptyTue Mar 16, 2021 10:07 pm by 90th

» The Passing of His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini
Smith Dorrien EmptySat Mar 13, 2021 5:38 pm by Brett Hendey

» Prevost, William. Ensign. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Smith Dorrien EmptySat Mar 13, 2021 11:15 am by John Young

» 9312 Sapper H Cuthbert 5th Field Coy RE
Smith Dorrien EmptyFri Mar 12, 2021 1:29 pm by ADMIN

» Zulu War to Boer war. Those who served in both.
Smith Dorrien EmptyWed Mar 10, 2021 3:02 pm by 1879graves

» Captain Gardner's Escort
Smith Dorrien EmptyTue Mar 09, 2021 10:50 pm by WeekendWarrior

» Out there from David Jackson
Smith Dorrien EmptyTue Mar 09, 2021 5:20 pm by Julian Whybra

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Battle Of ISANDLWANA1879/01/22 Camp Over Run
Top posters
90th
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
littlehand
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
ADMIN
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
1879graves
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
rusteze
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
John
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
Julian Whybra
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
gardner1879
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
90th
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
John Young
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
WeekendWarrior
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
aussie inkosi
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
Kenny
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
1879graves
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
Shaun Winkler
Smith Dorrien Bar_leftSmith Dorrien BarSmith Dorrien Bar_right 
Most active topics
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable. 4
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.2
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Most Viewed Topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Adding to the Library
The ammunition question
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Lieutenant Adendorff 1-3 N.N.C.
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Keywords
melvill 24th horse Forbes harford taylor zulu smith drift henry james Russell George carbineers Mounted Isandlwana Woolfryes Natal Prince Durnford payne Police john martini Franklin spalding
 

 Smith Dorrien

Go down 
AuthorMessage
horsefixer



Posts : 37
Join date : 2010-07-25

Smith Dorrien Empty
PostSubject: Smith Dorrien   Smith Dorrien EmptyMon Jul 15, 2013 5:15 pm

Does anyone have a description of Smith Dorrien? His physical appearance, height etc and his personality. Also how and when did he injure his knee
Back to top Go down
Ray63

Ray63

Posts : 706
Join date : 2012-05-05

Smith Dorrien Empty
PostSubject: Re: Smith Dorrien   Smith Dorrien EmptyMon Jul 15, 2013 7:38 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

You have Probaly seen this!


"Smith-Dorrien accompanied his battalion to India in February 1883, but two months later was invalided to Britain with a recurring ailment described as a knee injury sustained when hunting."

"After retirement in 1923 he settled with his family briefly in France, first in Biarritz, which proved too expensive, and then in Dinard, buying a house called Les Bocages. Photographs and paintings of Smith-Dorrien show a lantern-jawed individual with a sharp moustache and eyes that give more than a hint of his notorious temper. He was of medium height and build, but prided himself on his physical fitness (despite his illnesses), and on the smartness of his appearance. There are few photographs of Smith-Dorrien during the First World War, and little or no film, but most unusually he chose to play himself in a brief appearance in the 1924 feature film Mons (British Instructional Films), which relied heavily on historical authenticity."
Back to top Go down
Ray63

Ray63

Posts : 706
Join date : 2012-05-05

Smith Dorrien Empty
PostSubject: Re: Smith Dorrien   Smith Dorrien EmptyMon Jul 15, 2013 7:48 pm

There is live footage of SD on the forum.
Back to top Go down
kwajimu1879

kwajimu1879

Posts : 420
Join date : 2011-05-14

Smith Dorrien Empty
PostSubject: Re: Smith Dorrien   Smith Dorrien EmptyMon Jul 15, 2013 8:59 pm

Horsefixer,

There's an article on Smith-Dorrien on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

The article has a photograph of Smith-Dorrien taken in 1878, wearing the patrol jacket than he more than likely wore on 22nd January 1879.

Height: he was about 5'6" to 5'8" based on his surviving uniforms.

He was agile and athletic but of slight build. He was an accomplished runner as he proved in his run from Fugitives' Drift to Helpmekaar.

Because of his elongated jaw he suffered from intense pain in teeth, which led to sudden mode swings. One modern historian alleged he was epileptic, a fact denied by his family.

'Jimu
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand

Posts : 7077
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 52
Location : Down South.

Smith Dorrien Empty
PostSubject: Re: Smith Dorrien   Smith Dorrien EmptyMon Jul 15, 2013 9:54 pm

Here it is again!

Click Here



Back to top Go down
 
Smith Dorrien
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA-
Jump to: