Author Topic: ANGLO ZULU WAR 11 JAN 1879  (Read 12659 times)

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Re: ANGLO ZULU WAR 11 JAN 1879
« Reply #45 on: Tuesday 19 November 19 15:57 GMT (UK) »
The death in Whitechapel in 1889 is a William Robert Chaplin. There is a South Africa medal for a Private W R Chaplin of the Durban Volunteer Artillery.
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Re: ANGLO ZULU WAR 11 JAN 1879
« Reply #46 on: Tuesday 19 November 19 17:09 GMT (UK) »
Sorry, can't help with William Chaplin, but this is a photograph I took at Isandlwana back in 2010.  A truly evocative site, even more so than Spion Kop, or the numerous CWGC sites in Europe - later dates, I know!

Added:  the piles of white-washed stones represent graves.

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Re: ANGLO ZULU WAR 11 JAN 1879
« Reply #47 on: Wednesday 20 November 19 21:00 GMT (UK) »
I believe my great grandfather William Edmond Hensher may have fought in the Anglo Zulu war though I don't know if he was in England or South Africa at the time! He married in Cape Town in 1884 to Esther Emily Beckett from Port Elizabeth but was to and fro to England. He was a gold mining prospector. The story goes that he used to trade with the Zulus but that may be embroidery!!


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Re: ANGLO ZULU WAR 11 JAN 1879
« Reply #48 on: Wednesday 13 January 21 00:58 GMT (UK) »
> ShaunJ > YES this is the W R Chaplin I am looking for - he died of TB in Whitechapel - where did you find the medal information, and where could I find more on his military record ?
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Re: ANGLO ZULU WAR 11 JAN 1879
« Reply #49 on: Wednesday 13 January 21 10:24 GMT (UK) »
There isn't much to see - just his name on a list:

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1686/31794_221411-00163/1078964
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