WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

'Ah! Those red soldiers at Isandlwana, how few they were, and how they fought! They fell like stones-each man in his place
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Pte 25B/963 David Lewis (James Owen)
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyToday at 9:15 am by Julian Whybra

» General Buller's statue to be moved?
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyToday at 6:14 am by Frank Allewell

» Cecil Lumsden Hornby.
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyToday at 4:49 am by 90th

» Fallowfield, Hugh Gordon. Ensign
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyToday at 4:44 am by 90th

» Lieut-Col Henry John Lindley Wood
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyToday at 4:37 am by 90th

» Lieutenant Edward Henry Vere Haldene, 88th Foot.
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyToday at 4:32 am by 90th

» William Augustus Lane Fox-Pitt-Rivers.
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyToday at 4:25 am by 90th

» Thomas Augustus Le Mesurier
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyToday at 4:20 am by 90th

» Lt. Col. John Weighton
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyToday at 4:16 am by 90th

» George Astell Pardoe Lieutentant, 13th Light Infantry
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyToday at 4:13 am by 90th

» Paul Laffite Chappe.
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyToday at 4:11 am by 90th

» Notes on England's Sons 8th Edition Pte Wyer/Hudd
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyToday at 4:05 am by 90th

» Haggard, Henry Rider, JP
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyYesterday at 10:52 pm by ADMIN

» Major General William Edward Montgomery
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyYesterday at 8:38 pm by ADMIN

» Surgeon-Major Edmund Baron Hartley. VC
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyYesterday at 6:40 pm by ADMIN

» NEWNHAM-DAVIS, LT. COL. NATHANIEL
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyYesterday at 5:57 pm by 1879graves

» Richard Bryan Kavanagh
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyYesterday at 5:20 pm by 1879graves

» T/3487 Pte. G. Nevill, A.S. Corps
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyYesterday at 3:34 pm by 1879graves

» Ignatius Ferreira.
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyYesterday at 3:26 pm by 1879graves

» 2/4th Foot at Hlobane/Kambula
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyYesterday at 9:19 am by John Young

» Sir Charles Bullen Hugh Mitchell
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyMon Jan 25, 2021 9:36 pm by ADMIN

» New Members Welcome.
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyMon Jan 25, 2021 8:35 pm by ADMIN

» Barnasbas Gerhard Brecher.
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyMon Jan 25, 2021 5:59 pm by 1879graves

» Colonel Alfred Burdon Ellis
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyMon Jan 25, 2021 5:34 pm by 1879graves

» Lieutenant Robert Henry Nelson, Baker’s Horse.
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptyMon Jan 25, 2021 4:13 pm by ADMIN

» Lieut-Colonel Hugh Hovel Thurlow
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptySun Jan 24, 2021 12:32 pm by 1879graves

» John Wesley Shepstone
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptySun Jan 24, 2021 8:46 am by 1879graves

» Lieut: C. M. Hutton. 52nd Foot
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptySun Jan 24, 2021 12:35 am by 90th

» Return from Zululand Private LETHBRIDGE and Corporal BERRY
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 6:26 pm by ADMIN

» Assistant Commissary Alfred Sadler, Commissariat and Transport Department
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 5:04 pm by ADMIN

» CLUBBE, Sir CHARLES PERCY BARLEE.
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 4:55 pm by 1879graves

» Major Henry Joseph Francis Audus Army Hospital Corps
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 4:35 pm by 1879graves

» Lieutenant. Amyatt-Burney, H.A.
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 4:30 pm by 1879graves

» ADMIRAL SIR F. W. RICHARDS
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 2:57 pm by ADMIN

» Private T. Thornett, 24th Foot, who was KIA at the battle of Isandlwana
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 1:19 pm by ADMIN

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Battle of Isandlwana 1879 with Historian Dr David Rattray
Top posters
90th
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
littlehand
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
ADMIN
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
1879graves
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
rusteze
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
John
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
ADMIN
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
1879graves
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
90th
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
John Young
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
nail73
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
gardner1879
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
Petty Officer Tom
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
Blacksmith
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_leftCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? BarCaptain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Bar_right 
Most active topics
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Isandlwana, Last Stands
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
gardner taylor martini melvill Franklin Woolfryes carbineers Isandlwana Mounted drift smith spalding Russell henry Durnford john zulu james Natal payne George horse Police Prince 24th harford
 

 Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities?

Go down 
AuthorMessage
joz



Posts : 7
Join date : 2015-07-09

Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Empty
PostSubject: Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities?   Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptySat Jul 11, 2015 12:45 pm

Can anyone shed any light on Captain William Degacher who fought and died at the battle of Isandlwana?

I have read elsewhere that as a field officer Captain (Acting Major) Degacher would have effectively been 3rd in command and next in seniority after Pulleine.

Mike Snook in 'HCMDB' places him with A Company throughout the battle however is this just an assertion? Or would he have had other responsibilities than reverting to company command?

Is it correct that there is no actual mention of him at all in any of the sources and accounts of the battle? If it is correct there is no mention of him at all then doesnt it seem odd? Or is it a testament to the fragmentary nature of the sources and accounts that so much remains unknown?

Are other officers of 24th similarly not mentioned at all in any of the accounts of the day?
Back to top Go down
Frank Allewell

Frank Allewell

Posts : 7673
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 73
Location : Cape Town South Africa

Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Empty
PostSubject: Re: Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities?   Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptySat Jul 11, 2015 1:25 pm

Hi Joz
Information from the front line is very sparse, There is one mention of Pope another of Pat Daly and really very little else. There is no cast iron testimony on the line up of the troops so Snooks positioning is pretty much what he THINKS rather than KNOWS. Its highly possible that Degacher as battalion 2 I/c handed company command to Porteous and assisted Pulleine, but we don't know.
Again there is virtually no mention of Pulleine, frustrating isn't it?
Good idea to keep banging your head against a brick wall instead, at least that's pleasant when you stop. Wink
Back to top Go down
John

John

Posts : 2558
Join date : 2009-04-06
Age : 58
Location : UK

Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Empty
PostSubject: Re: Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities?   Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptySat Jul 11, 2015 3:06 pm

Here's some infoe on him.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
Frank Allewell

Frank Allewell

Posts : 7673
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 73
Location : Cape Town South Africa

Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? Empty
PostSubject: Re: Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities?   Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities? EmptySat Jul 11, 2015 9:04 pm

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

For those new members, one or two videos on iSandlwana
Back to top Go down
 
Captain William Degacher - Whereabouts and Responsibilities?
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: