Black Soldiers of the Queen: The Natal Native Contingent in by Dr. P. S. Thompson

By Dr. P. S. Thompson

Africans who fought along the British opposed to the Zulu king.  

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239. 95 NM, November 28, 1878: GO 205. TN, December 6, 1878: GO 214. 99 A Soldier’s Life, p. 205. 100 Ibid. Bengough, Memories of a Soldier’s Life, pp. 109–110. Instructions (pamphlet in CP 26–11). See also Montgomery’s letter in TN, January 22, 1879. uary 17, 1879. Narrative, p. 32. French, Lord Chelmsford and the Zulu War, p. 72. C 2242, p. 47. 103 A Soldier’s Life, p. 212. French, Lord Chelmsford and the Zulu War, pp. 72, 77. Laband and Thompson, War Comes to Umvoti, p. 30. CSO 1925: 250 and 279/1879.

98 Durnford was strict and did not tolerate shirking. One morning Montgomery was on the sick list. The senior captain of the 1st Battalion, Charles Hay, was persuaded by other officers to scamp parade. They formed up without their horses, which was contrary to orders. Durnford apparently left the mounted troops to attend the infantry. Where were the horses? Hay told him they were on the sick list, too! The humour palled as Durnford took charge of drill: ‘Now, gentlemen, I think we will do a little skirmishing’.

140–146, 154–157. SNA 1/1/32, no. 118. Evidence taken before the Natal Native Commission, p. 346. 70 NW, January 16, 1879: ‘With Col. C. Nourse. C. S. Thompson, Field Guide to the War in Zululand and the Defence of Natal 1879 (2d rev. ed. Pietermaritzburg, University of Natal Press, 1983), pp. 3–7. Clarke, Zululand at War, pp. 48, 121. Evidence taken before the Natal Native Commission, p. 347. Bengough, Memories of a Soldier’s Life, pp. 80–81. H. Stafford, ‘Stirring Days of Old Times. A story of Isandlwana,’ p.

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