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|Subject: Rorke's Drift. An album compiled by Winifred Warneford Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:02 pm|| |
"Rorke's Drift. An album compiled by Winifred Warneford, containing drawings, newspaper cuttings, portrait photographs and photograph views, mostly concerning life in Ireland and the Cape Colony between 1872-1900, including a 2pp. Also written by Walter Alphonsus Dunne to [Gonville] Warneford, dated 'Rorke's Drift, 24 Jan. '79' providing a first hand account of the historic defence of Rorke's Drift, 'About 1000 of the Kafirs came on here + attacked us on the same day (22nd). We had got about 2 hours notice + fortified the place with [...] of grain, Biscuit boxes, etc.' and describing the aftermath, 'The fight was kept up all night + in the morning the Kafirs retreated leaving 351 dead bodies.', contemporary half morocco gilt, folio
Walter Alphonsus Dunne (1853-1908) was Assistant Commissary Officer at the time of the attack on Rorke's Drift. He was mentioned in despatches for his role in the battle and recommended for the Victoria Cross, although he did not receive it. He retired in 1908, having attained the rank of Colonel in the Royal Army Service Corps. Gonville Warneford (1872-1904) was the son of Captain W.J.J. Warneford, resident magistrate at the Cape Colony. Gonville Warneford became Captain of the Indian Staffs Corps and Assistant Political at Aden.
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|Subject: Rorke's Drift , An Album compiled by Winifred Warneford Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:38 am|| |
From memory the Album was sold for 4,800 GBP's or something very similar ! . A reasonable buy I'd expect , sometimes you have to laugh at the Estimated prices
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|Subject: Re: Rorke's Drift. An album compiled by Winifred Warneford Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:51 pm|| |
Can anyone make out the names of any of the soldiers in the album?