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ANGLO ZULU WAR 11 JAN 1879
« on: Sunday 24 January 10 19:19 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for the name of the troops that were on the SS Asiatic that left from Portsmouth 7 Dec 1878 and arrived in Durban 10 Jan 1879 - I'm assuming for the war against the Zulus that was declared on 11 Jan 1879.
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Ireland - Connor; Foley.
England - Connor; Hale; Cox; Tucker; Foley; Allison. Scotland -  More; Clark; Niven; Milne; Brown; Barclay; McIntosh.
South Africa - Cox

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Re: ANGLO ZULU WAR 11 JAN 1879
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 24 January 10 20:18 GMT (UK) »
B,

The steamship Asiatic carried the Regimental Headquarters & two companies of the 99th Duke of Edinburgh's (Lanarkshire) Regiment.

If you are looking for a particular name, please fire away I'm an Anglo-Zulu War fundi.

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Re: ANGLO ZULU WAR 11 JAN 1879
« Reply #2 on: Monday 25 January 10 05:10 GMT (UK) »
Thanks.
I don't know if you will be able to help as I'm not even sure my relative was in the army, I just know he was on that ship and he seems to have been involved with the doctor and the hospital so he was possibly a medic.  His name was Charles Henry COX.
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Ireland - Connor; Foley.
England - Connor; Hale; Cox; Tucker; Foley; Allison. Scotland -  More; Clark; Niven; Milne; Brown; Barclay; McIntosh.
South Africa - Cox


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Re: ANGLO ZULU WAR 11 JAN 1879
« Reply #3 on: Monday 25 January 10 20:41 GMT (UK) »
B,

Only two C. Cox's on the Medal Roll for the campaign; both Privates one in the 4th (King's Own) Regiment & the other in the 60th (King's Royal Rifle Corps) Rifles.

It is possible he was in the employ of the Union Steamship Company the owners of the Asiatic.

I have an engraving of the 99th embarking for the campaign, I'll have to check the ship that they are shown boarding.



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Tell it in England those that pass us by, here, faithful to their charge, her soldiers lie.

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Re: ANGLO ZULU WAR 11 JAN 1879
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 26 January 10 08:07 GMT (UK) »
Thats great - thanks.
This is an extract from the diary - As we came on board an artist of Illustrated paper took a sketch of us in marching order.  It seemed strange to me to see C & D Pry carriages in which the 99th arrived.  Reported ourselves to staff officer of Pensioners at Royal Engineers Barracks at Southampton who sent a Col Srgt as guard who escorted us to the quay & made ourselves comfortable on board.
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Ireland - Connor; Foley.
England - Connor; Hale; Cox; Tucker; Foley; Allison. Scotland -  More; Clark; Niven; Milne; Brown; Barclay; McIntosh.
South Africa - Cox

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Re: ANGLO ZULU WAR 11 JAN 1879
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 26 January 10 21:54 GMT (UK) »
Bridget,

It is the Asiatic, the engraving appears in The Graphic 14th December 1878.

Sadly it is too big for my scanner, however the British Library have a copy which is free the reference is somewhat long-winded but here it is:
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Tell it in England those that pass us by, here, faithful to their charge, her soldiers lie.

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Re: ANGLO ZULU WAR 11 JAN 1879
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 27 January 10 08:28 GMT (UK) »
 :)
That is fantastic - thanks.
The page had expired but I managed to find the article and the illustration.
Thanks again.
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Ireland - Connor; Foley.
England - Connor; Hale; Cox; Tucker; Foley; Allison. Scotland -  More; Clark; Niven; Milne; Brown; Barclay; McIntosh.
South Africa - Cox

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Re: ANGLO ZULU WAR 11 JAN 1879
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 27 January 10 13:23 GMT (UK) »
The other people C H COX mentions are TAYLOR and Corpl HEMMINGS.
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Ireland - Connor; Foley.
England - Connor; Hale; Cox; Tucker; Foley; Allison. Scotland -  More; Clark; Niven; Milne; Brown; Barclay; McIntosh.
South Africa - Cox

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Re: ANGLO ZULU WAR 11 JAN 1879
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 28 January 10 21:06 GMT (UK) »
lots of regimental info here (if you haven't already seen the site)

https://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/index.php