Birthdate: January 30, 1861
Birthplace: Natal, South Africa
Death: Died January 22, 1879 in Isandlwana
Cause of death: Died in battle, Zulu War
Place of Burial:
Isandlwana, South Africa
Son of William Mendenhall and Louisa Mendenhall
Brother of Edward George Mendenhall; Laura Grace Andrews and Helen Elliott
Half brother of William Mendenhall; Mary Ann James; Kate Mendenhall and Emily Fletcher
Occupation: Natal Carbineer
"William Mendenhall, the eldest son of William Mendenhall and second wife Louisa Dickinson, was born Jan. 30th, 1861and died in battle. He belonged to the Natal Carbineers, and was killed in the Battle of Isandlwana, on Jan. 22nd, 1879, in the Zulu War.
On the day William died, 23 members of the Natal Carbineers regiment perished in that battle. Most of the dead from all the British units were buried in common graves marked with "cairns" of rocks"