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|9th October 2003||Zulu Impi in Royal Navy|
There is a story told about a Zulu Impi about 12 years old who survived the Battle of Gingindhlovu and was captured and adopted by the Naval crew from HMS Boadicea as a mascot and later joined the Royal Navy.
Can anyone shed any light on this story, or advise any way to find out what happened to him.
|9th October 2003||John Young|
See 'A Lost Legionary in South Africa', pages 208-9, for George Hamilton Browne's version of the event. There is a graphic illustration entitled 'Pressed into H.M. Navy', by S. Valda, between these two pages.
|10th October 2003||sally|
Will check that - but wonder if it gives any info re what happened to him later ... ie, his Naval career.