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10th April 2002Zulu Sheild
By Alex Rossiter
Today on a trip to oxford in the pitt rivers museum (based in oxford national history museum) i noticed a zulu sheild which is supposed to have been obtained in a hand to hand combat during the zulu war ,unfortunetly there was no more information as to which battle but the sheild was greyish black,just thought id post this incase anyone goes there in the future
24th April 2002rai england
Hi Alex,
W.A.Lane-Fox(Pitt-Rivers) 91st Regt, was probably the obtainer of the shield, at Gingingdhlouv, he dropped the Pitt-Rivers part of the name in the 1880's.
You can see his grave on the keynshamlighthorse website.