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14th July 2003lt verker
By nylon
do any one have any info on lt vereker as there doesnt semm to be any on this website
14th July 2003nylon
sorry about spelling in a rush
14th July 2003John Young
The Honourable Standish William Prendergast Vereker, the third son of Viscount Gort, by his marriage to Caroline Harriet, the daughter of Viscount Gage. Born 23rd February, 1854. Educated Westminster School, and Worcester College, Oxford. After Oxford he went to study at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.

On 22nd July, 1878, he embarked for South Africa. On his arrival he volunteered for service in the Frontier Light Horse, and served against Sekhukhune, in the Transvaal, under Redvers Buller.

In late 1878, obtained a commission as a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Regiment, Natal Native Contingent.

Present at Isandlwana, where he met his fate, allegedly after giving up a horse he had found to a black trooper of the Natal Native Horse. That supposed event was the subject of a subsequent poem.

John Y.
14th July 2003nylon
in the film zulu dawn was his character protrayed accurately
27th July 2003Julian Whybra
No, it was not.
26th March 2004matt
Do you know who wrote the poem/ what it is called?
26th March 2004John Young

It appears to be called 'A Story of Isandlana' [sic], by Isabella Fyvie Mayo, the version I have was published in 'The Boy's Own Paper' 31st may, 1879. There's quite a good engraving with it also.

John Y.