WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

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
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» One of the lesser-known stories. It took place around the same time as Isandlwana.
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyToday at 7:37 am by Julian Whybra

» NNC Officer List
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyToday at 7:27 am by briannorris@sos.co.za

» N Batt 5th Bde RA
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptySat Jul 04, 2020 11:52 am by Rory Reynolds

» S.SMITH Buffalo Border Guard
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyFri Jul 03, 2020 2:43 pm by Brett Hendey

» Questions of Time and Place at Isandlwana
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyFri Jul 03, 2020 12:38 pm by Frank Allewell

» Question Regarding the Uniforms of the Officers of the 24th at Isandlwana
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyFri Jul 03, 2020 6:06 am by SRB1965

» Malicious malware on this site
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyThu Jul 02, 2020 10:26 pm by intombe

» Zulu Victory - Views?
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyThu Jul 02, 2020 6:52 pm by WeekendWarrior

» Isandlwana Survivor photo's
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyThu Jul 02, 2020 3:56 pm by Julian Whybra

» Anyone got information on this.
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyThu Jul 02, 2020 3:55 pm by Julian Whybra

» Captn. H. G. Bowen, 88th Foot
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyThu Jul 02, 2020 1:18 pm by gstew88

» The South Africa Medal to HMS Forester - an anomaly?
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyWed Jul 01, 2020 7:41 pm by Petty Officer Tom

» Lieut. R. F. Dixon NMR
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyWed Jul 01, 2020 5:01 am by 90th

» Next month's DNW medal auction
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyTue Jun 30, 2020 6:45 am by 90th

» Zulu war medals on eBay
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyMon Jun 29, 2020 5:14 pm by SergioD

» John Basten
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptySun Jun 28, 2020 1:20 pm by Petty Officer Tom

» Lieutenant Walter Robert Higginson NNC
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptySun Jun 28, 2020 11:19 am by ciroferrara

» Letter home from Eshowe
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyThu Jun 25, 2020 2:24 pm by Blackcat

» Melvill's Revolver Cylinder
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyThu Jun 25, 2020 10:05 am by Drummer Boy 14

» Assistant Commissary W. Winspear Commissariat Department, present at Gingindlovu
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyMon Jun 22, 2020 12:05 pm by ADMIN

» Orders to laager at Isandhlwana
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptySun Jun 21, 2020 7:11 pm by SRB1965

» morale and the siege at Eshowe
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyFri Jun 19, 2020 9:58 am by Blackcat

» CUNNINGHAM
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyFri Jun 19, 2020 8:43 am by Julian Whybra

» ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptySat Jun 13, 2020 6:21 am by 90th

» Diamond Fields Horse in Zululand
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyFri Jun 12, 2020 3:01 pm by Rory Reynolds

» Crimes back in England
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyThu Jun 11, 2020 3:44 pm by Catiline63

» Brevet Major. Henry Spalding of Rorke's Drift and Information for Columns
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptySat Jun 06, 2020 12:14 pm by Frank Allewell

» Missing Cairns?
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptySat Jun 06, 2020 4:04 am by WeekendWarrior

» RE: William Jenkins Goodson
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyThu Jun 04, 2020 8:09 pm by John Young

» A note on O/6 Battery, Royal Artillery.
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptySun May 31, 2020 4:09 pm by lydenburg

» Corps of Drums
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptySun May 31, 2020 10:10 am by John Young

» 2nd Lieutenant Henry Wilson Lovett, 1st/13th
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptySat May 30, 2020 11:48 am by John Young

» Philip Bowe 2658/7 Gatling Field Battery 10/7 Brigade Major Owens
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyFri May 29, 2020 7:28 pm by Doranking

» Lieutenant O'Connell, 60th Rifles. 1880 Isandlwana map.
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyTue May 26, 2020 4:32 pm by Frank Allewell

» More From FindaGrave website
Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyTue May 26, 2020 8:09 am by rai

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Rorke's Drift A Soldier's Story with presenter Major John Thomas
Top posters
90th
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
littlehand
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
ADMIN
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
1879graves
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
rusteze
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
John
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
Julian Whybra
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
WeekendWarrior
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
Rory Reynolds
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
John Young
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
briannorris@sos.co.za
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
Brett Hendey
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
Petty Officer Tom
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
robgdad
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
SRB1965
Gunners looking rifles ... Bar_leftGunners looking rifles ... BarGunners looking rifles ... Bar_right 
Most active topics
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable.1
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable.2
Durnford was he capable. 3
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.
Adding to the Library
Isandlwana, Last Stands
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.

 

 Gunners looking rifles ...

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Guest
Guest



Gunners looking rifles ... Empty
PostSubject: Gunners looking rifles ...   Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyThu Nov 07, 2013 7:41 am

From 1878 only gunners mounted on the limber had the 20 round pouch - for the two carbines per gun strapped to that vehicle.

Hi all

A Isandlwana to serve the two sevens pounders, it was necessary, after the regulations, 18 NCO's and soldiers + 1 officer ...

They had only after the regulations,for their defense, 4 carbines and 3 revolvers...

It remains 48 gunners in the camp, without weapons, after the regulations... (there were 2 with the RB)

This is the size of a half-infantry company, what they damn when the infantry retreated ?

Nobody thought to give them weapons and assemble them into a half-infantry company?

Cheers

Pascal
Back to top Go down
Chard1879

Chard1879

Posts : 1261
Join date : 2010-04-12

Gunners looking rifles ... Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gunners looking rifles ...   Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyThu Nov 07, 2013 11:51 pm

From Lieutenant Curling to Officer Commanding No. 8. Helpmakaar, January 26, 1879.
Extract from COE
"In about a quarter of an hour, Major Smith took away one gun to the right, as the enemy were appearing in large numbers in the direction of the Drift, in the stream in front of the camp. The enemy advanced slowly, without halting; when they were 400 yards off, the 1st Battalion, 24th Regiment advanced about 30 yards. We remained in the same position. Major Smith, returned at this time with his gun, and came into action beside mine. The enemy advancing still, we began firing case, but almost immediately the infantry were ordered to retire. Before we could get away, the enemy were by the guns; and I saw one gunner stabbed as he was mounting on to an axle-tree box. The limber gunners did not mount, but ran after the guns. We went straight through the camp but found the enemy in possession. The gunners were all stabbed going through the camp with the exception of one or two. One of the two sergeants was also killed at this time."


Can't see having rifles would have done any good anyway. 
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



Gunners looking rifles ... Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gunners looking rifles ...   Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyFri Nov 08, 2013 6:53 am

For the artillerymen the rifles would have been especially useful in the camp...
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




Gunners looking rifles ... Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gunners looking rifles ...   Gunners looking rifles ... Empty

Back to top Go down
 
Gunners looking rifles ...
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: