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|26th August 2003||The British square at Ulundi|
How many soldiers formed the square at Ulundi, and from what units?
And somewhat related to this: was there any contemporary account of bitterness from the 24th for not being included in the battle order at Ulundi (thus forfeiting the understandable wish for 'settling scores')?
|27th August 2003||John Young|
Units & strengths at Ulundi:-
1st (King's) Dragoon Guards: 2 officers & 24 other ranks.
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers: 24 officers (including attached personnel) & 285 other-ranks.
'N' Battery, 5th Brigade, Royal Artillery &
'N' Battery, 6th Brigade, R.A.: 8 officers & 140 other-ranks from both batteries.
2nd Battalion, 21st Regiment: 12 officers (including one attached) & 203 other-ranks.
58th Regiment:17 officers & 407 other-ranks.
94th Regiment: 17 officers & 616 other-ranks.
2nd Regiment, Natal Native Contingent: 405 all ranks.
Shepstone's Native Horse: 119 all ranks.
No. 3 Troop, Natal Horse: 12 other-ranks.
Army Medical Dept.: 13 officers (including volunteers).
Army Hospital Corps: 1 officer, 21 other-ranks & 91 bearers.
Army Chaplains' Dept.: 2 (including one voulnteer.)
10th Battery, 7th Brigade, R.A. & 11th Battery, 7th Brigade, R.A.: 5 officers & 80 other-ranks from both batteries.
5th(Field) Company, Royal Engineers: 5 officers (including one attached) & 62 other-ranks (including attached.)
1st/13th Light Infantry: 21 officers & 587 other-ranks.
80th Regiment: 11 officers & 357 other-ranks.
90th Light Infantry: 19 officers & 688 other-ranks.
Wood's Irregulars: 337 all ranks.
Natal Native Pioneers: 51 all ranks.
1st Squadron, Mounted Infantry: 4 officers & 64 other-ranks.
Transvaal Rangers: 5 officers & 62 other-ranks.
Frontier Light Horse: 10 officers & 96 other-ranks.
Baker's Horse: 6 officers & 86 other-ranks.
Natal Light Horse: 3 officers & 54 other-ranks.
Edendale Troop: 3 officers & 89 other-ranks.
NB I have not included General Officer Commanding's Staff, or the Staff of 2nd Division or the Flying Column.
Hope that answers one part of your question.