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|7th March 2005||Major White?|
By s p mann
This is another officer killed at Isandhlwana who I klnow nothing about. I think he may have been the major for laundry or something.
PS - When I worked in the City a lady commercial law partner in Singapore or Hong Kong was called Victoria Younghusband. Would be interesting to know if she was a relative of Reg.
|7th March 2005||Glenn Wade|
The man you are after is Francis Freeman White, Honorary Major and Paymaster of the 1/24th, killed in action at Isandlwana.
For more information on him, see 'The Noble 24th' by Norman Holme, available on the 'Shop' section of this website.
All the best
|7th March 2005||Martin Everett|
There are lots of Younghusbands in the rmy Lists of the period and also in the Indian Civil Service. you got your work cut out if you are drawing up a family tree.
|7th March 2005||Peter Ewart|
Not a particularly common surname but, as Martin indicates, by no means an uncommon one. Getting on for 400 souls in England & Wales alone bearing that name at the time of the 1881 census. And there is a sufficient level of interest today by researchers of that particular surname to justify a Younghusband genealogical mail list.