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Offline James Grant

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Here I am compiling a list of regiments, regular,irregular,volunteer and auxiliary, As well as Zulu, who participated in the Anglo Zulu war.

The purpose of this thread is to make it nice and easy for people to find new regiments to found. This isn't a list of current regiments owned within the community either.

British Empire.

Regular.
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Cavalry
Kings Dragoon Guards (1st)
Duke of Cambridge Own Lancers (17th)
Imperial Mounted Infantry (Raised from troops taken from various battalions,not a permanent regiment.

Infantry.
2/3rd East Kent.
2/4th Kings own Regiment
1/13th 1st Somersetshire
2/21st Royal North British Fusiliers
24th 2nd Warwickshire**
1/57th West Middlesex*
1/58th Rutlandshire*
3/60th Kings Royal Rifle Corps
80th Staffordshire Volunteers*
88th The Connaught Rangers ***
90th Perthshire Volunteers*
91st Argyllshire Highlanders*
94th The Scotch Brigade*
99th Duke of Edinburgh's Lanarkshire*

Specialist.
Royal Engineers.
Royal regiment of Artillery.


*Single battalion sized regiment.
**Both battalions present.
***Did not actively fight in the war. 
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Irregular.
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Listed in order of size.

Frontier Light Horse-FLH
Raaf's Transvaal Rangers-RTR
Baker's Horse-BH
Natal Light Horse-NTH
Weatherley's Border Horse-WBH
Kaffrarian Rifleman-KR
Transvaal Burgher Force-TBF
Natal Horse-NH
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Volunteer.
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Listed in order of size.
Natal Volunteer Guides-NVG
Victoria Mounted Rifles-VMR
Natal Hussars-NH
Stanger Mounted Rifles-SMR
Natal Mounted Police-NMP
Natal Carbineers-NC
Newcastle Mounted Rifles-NMR
Buffalo Border Guard-BBG.
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Auxiliary (Native)
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Infantry.

1/1st Natal Native Contingent
2/1st NNC.
3/1st NNC.
1/2nd NNC.
2/2nd NNC.
1/3rd NNC.
2/3rd NNC.

Cavalry.
Zikhali Horse.
Edendale Horse.
Hlubi Horse.
Jantje Horse.

Pioneers.
Natal Native Contingent (Pioneers)
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Zulu Kingdom.

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inGobamakhosi 'Benders of Kings'
uMbonambi 'Seers of Evil'
uVe 'Fly Catchers'
uDududu 'Strengtheners'
uNokhenke 'Skirmishers'
umKhulashane 'Coming at you'
isAngqu 'White Tails'
umCijo 'Sharp Points'
UmHlanga 'Reeds'
uThulwana 'Dust Raisers'
uDloko 'Savage Fighters'
inDluyenge 'Leopard's lair'
iNdlondo 'Horned Vipers.'
USixepi.
Nokenke.
UmBelele.
UMhlambongwenya.
UmXapo.
Udukuza.
Iqwa.
Bulawayo.
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Re: List of regiments that partook in the Anglo-Zulu war. Reference only.
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 09:03:48 pm »
Did the 4th Foot's light company partake in the war? Also wondering if anyone had a good shitory source for the 4th during 1879, specifcally one with a list of battles fought by the regiment.

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Re: List of regiments that partook in the Anglo-Zulu war. Reference only.
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 07:31:49 am »
Why am I not listed?

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Re: List of regiments that partook in the Anglo-Zulu war. Reference only.
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 10:49:52 am »
Because the 6th Warwickshire didn't partake in the Zulu war.

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Re: List of regiments that partook in the Anglo-Zulu war. Reference only.
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 06:11:35 pm »
Because the 6th Warwickshire didn't partake in the Zulu war.

Did this thread have its title changed? Exasperation when I poste that message I thought this was already a list of regiments that are on these forums.

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Re: List of regiments that partook in the Anglo-Zulu war. Reference only.
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 06:19:01 pm »
Because the 6th Warwickshire didn't partake in the Zulu war.

Did this thread have its title changed? Exasperation when I poste that message I thought this was already a list of regiments that are on these forums.


Thats the other one.

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Re: List of regiments that partook in the Anglo-Zulu war. Reference only.
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 07:52:02 pm »
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Here is a cool little image, I assume the text is the name of some Zulu tribes, but to be honest I have no idea of it's authenticity =)
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Re: List of regiments that partook in the Anglo-Zulu war. Reference only.
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2014, 11:58:42 pm »
Hi, my name is Anthony and I'm wondering if you might be able to furnish me with any details regarding a troop called 'Bettingson's Horse' who were I believe attached to the King's Dragoon Guards during the aftermath of Islandwhana re: the Zulu wars. I believe my grandfather, Stanley Clark, was one of those who was ambushed along with The Imperial Crown Prince Napoleon who was killed. Apparently there were survivors,2 or 3, of which I was told by an aunt, many years ago, that my grandfather was one. According to reports of the time the troopers gave a pretty poor showing of themselves and a certain amount of shame was levied at them following the incident. So I'm not sure if my grandfather was a brave man or a coward and would dearly like to know which so any information you could furnish would be most welcome. He died when my dad was 3 so he never got to know him and consequently niether did I. Thanks