WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Zulu Dawn Lt. Melvill: “We come here by the orders of the Great Queen Victoria, Queen of all Africa.”
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Gunner 1448 William Bibby, Royal Artillery, 6th Bde. M Battery
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyFri Jul 30, 2021 6:13 pm by SteveL

» Robert Gordon Wolrige-Gordon 2nd Lieutenant 94th
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyThu Jul 29, 2021 1:55 pm by 90th

» Deputy Inspector-General George Bell Murray
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyThu Jul 29, 2021 12:50 am by ADMIN

» Surgeon Major Henry Lamb
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyThu Jul 29, 2021 12:28 am by ADMIN

» Lieutenant Richard Hawes MacCarthy, 2nd/4th Regiment
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyWed Jul 28, 2021 10:44 pm by ADMIN

» 24th Regiment Pioneers
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyTue Jul 27, 2021 6:20 pm by ADMIN

» Henry Berry
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptySun Jul 25, 2021 7:35 pm by gardner1879

» Devon Connection.
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptySun Jul 25, 2021 5:34 pm by 1879graves

» Sir Lionel McMahon 58th Regiment.
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptySun Jul 25, 2021 4:55 pm by 1879graves

» B Company 1/24th Regimental Records
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptySun Jul 25, 2021 4:08 pm by gardner1879

» Return from Zululand Private LETHBRIDGE and Corporal BERRY
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptySun Jul 25, 2021 5:00 am by Celticphred

» Alexander Gordon Cumming Skene.
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptySat Jul 24, 2021 7:53 pm by 1879graves

» Could it have been an even bigger disaster?
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyThu Jul 22, 2021 8:46 am by Frank Allewell

» New Book with Zulu War Connection
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyMon Jul 19, 2021 6:06 am by 90th

» ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptySun Jul 18, 2021 2:30 pm by aussie inkosi

» The Zulu dead at Isandlwana
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyFri Jul 16, 2021 5:05 pm by SRB1965

» J Brazier 1/24 foot 1877 - 78 bar
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyFri Jul 16, 2021 6:47 am by 90th

» New Members Welcome.
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyThu Jul 15, 2021 8:53 am by Drummer Boy 14

» Zululand population 1879?
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyMon Jul 12, 2021 7:44 pm by Altamont

» Melvill and Coghill Victoria Cross query
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyMon Jul 12, 2021 6:33 pm by SRB1965

» Yet another Hill of the Sphinx thread
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyMon Jul 12, 2021 6:59 am by 90th

» Zulu War Chess Set
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyFri Jul 09, 2021 10:49 am by Darto

» Joshua Harrod - Which Battles
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyThu Jul 08, 2021 5:30 pm by 1879graves

» Zulu War to Boer war. Those who served in both.
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyWed Jul 07, 2021 6:35 pm by Rory Reynolds

» Lance Sergeant Armstrong Victoria Mounted Rifles
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyWed Jul 07, 2021 6:24 pm by Rory Reynolds

» You tube Video "Fredrick Hitch"
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyTue Jul 06, 2021 11:53 am by aussie inkosi

» Prince Imperial visited
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyMon Jul 05, 2021 1:47 am by 90th

» Isandlwana Casualty - John William Jones Davies
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptySun Jul 04, 2021 10:50 am by ADMIN

» Colonel W. P. Collingwood
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyWed Jun 23, 2021 10:50 pm by John Young

» (Lieut: R. F. Westmacott. 77th. Foot.)
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyTue Jun 22, 2021 10:35 pm by ADMIN

» HARRY WILLIAM DAVIS,
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyMon Jun 21, 2021 6:49 am by aussie inkosi

» 90th foot sgt T. Collins 214
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptySun Jun 20, 2021 2:23 am by 90th

» Civilian Surgeon W.J. Cobbin
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyFri Jun 18, 2021 4:00 am by Frank Allewell

» Midshipman Coker photo
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyThu Jun 17, 2021 8:40 pm by ADMIN

» Battle of Rorke's Drift memorabilia
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyTue Jun 15, 2021 12:35 pm by John Young

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Walking the battlefield of Kambula
Top posters
90th
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_leftMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop BarMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_leftMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop BarMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_right 
littlehand
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_leftMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop BarMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_right 
ADMIN
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_leftMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop BarMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_right 
1879graves
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_leftMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop BarMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_right 
rusteze
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_leftMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop BarMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_leftMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop BarMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_right 
John
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_leftMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop BarMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_leftMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop BarMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_leftMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop BarMajor A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
Most active topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Durnford was he capable.1
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable.5
Durnford was he capable. 4
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
drift Natal Forbes spalding Russell Police Woolfryes zulu john james Durnford 24th henry George payne harford smith Mounted taylor martini carbineers Isandlwana melvill Franklin Prince horse
 

 Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop

Go down 
3 posters
AuthorMessage
littlehand

littlehand

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

Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Empty
PostSubject: Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop   Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptySun Oct 13, 2013 5:36 pm

"

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
‘C’ Troop’s mounted equipment, and soldiers from the two Postal Telegraph Companies provided the telegraph for that expedition. ‘C’ Troop’s first operation was the Zulu War of 1879, when they were belatedly sent to South Africa with other reinforcements after early British army setbacks, and in ‘C’ Troop’s case they were specifically requested by the commander, Lord Chelmsford, to rescue something of a signalling debacle. There they ended up improvising greatly. On the voyage, in an unsuitable ship, twenty-seven of their horses (nearly a quarter) were lost as a result of storms; there was of course no telegraph in Zululand into which they might connect; they were unable to take sufficient line for the task because of the distances involved, weight and transportation difficulties, and grass fires damaged much of their cable. Some of the telegraphists quickly had to learn to use the heliograph because of shortage of skilled regimental signallers; and numerous other problems. It might also be added that there they used the telephone, invented in 1876, for the first time in British Army operations."
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand

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

Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Empty
PostSubject: Re: Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop   Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptySun Oct 13, 2013 6:03 pm

http://www.anglozuluwar.com/content/html3/2009/04/03/2009040314161330000100.htm
Back to top Go down
90th

90th

Posts : 10314
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 65
Location : Melbourne, Australia

Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Empty
PostSubject: Major A.C.Hamilton , Commander C Troop Telegraph section    Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 12:12 am

Good one Littlehand , certainly a part of the War that's not really well known . You need to study mo 
90th Salute 
Back to top Go down
John Young

John Young

Posts : 2265
Join date : 2013-09-08
Age : 65
Location : Lower Sheering, Essex

Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Empty
PostSubject: Re: Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop   Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 9:01 pm

Part of 'C' (Telegraph) Troop, Royal Engineers, with their field telegraph wagon and line-running wagons.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Royal Engineers, Field Telegraph, mid-1870's
John Young Collection



[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Lt.-Colonel A. C. Hamilton, Royal Engineers, circa 1881.
John Young Collection

JY
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand

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

Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Empty
PostSubject: Re: Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop   Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 11:49 pm

John, top photo Wagon at the rear, man sitting on top, would that be cable drums on the back.
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand

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

Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Empty
PostSubject: Re: Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop   Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 11:54 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand

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

Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Empty
PostSubject: Re: Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop   Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 11:57 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
90th

90th

Posts : 10314
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 65
Location : Melbourne, Australia

Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop Empty
PostSubject: Maj. A.C. Hamilton Commander of C troop Telegraph    Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop EmptyTue Oct 15, 2013 6:33 am

Thanks John & Littlehand .
Interesting stuff ! .
Cheers 90th Salute 
Back to top Go down
 
Major A.C. Hamilton. Commander of C-Troop
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: THE ONE'S THE HISTORY BOOKS FORGOT-
Jump to: