rorkesdriftvc.com Forum Index


rorkesdriftvc.com
Discussions related to the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879
Reply to topic
George MacLeroy, Natal Carbineers
John Young


Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 923
Location: Lower Sheering, Essex
Reply with quote
Does anyone have a photograph of George MacLeroy's death site at Isandlwana? Only I have been asked to give a talk on Isandlwana, but on a personal level, and one of the participants I have chosen is George MacLeroy as I know his family.

What I don't have is a photograph of where he died, can anyone assist please? Due credit will be given in my PowerPoint presentation.

Thanks in anticipation,

John Y.
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mail
Coll
Guest

Reply with quote
John

Not sure if this'll help -

The Zulu War: Then and Now. by Knight, I. Castle, I.

On page 229, the bottom middle photograph is stated as being the last resting place of George MacLeroy, Natal Carbineers.

Coll

P.S. I'd imagine you'd be looking more for an actual colour photograph though of a wider view. Have you checked Jamie's site ?
John Young


Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 923
Location: Lower Sheering, Essex
Reply with quote
Thanks Coll,

I was aware of that, but as you say I'm looking for a wide shot of the location of his death site, which isn't his last resting place by-the-way.

One for you North of the Border, MacLeroy: 'Son of the King' he was the line of both Wallace & Bruce. A fellow Scot, Surgeon-Major Shepherd, stopped to save him and paid for his act with his life.

John Y.
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mail
Coll
Guest

Reply with quote
John

'Isn't his last resting place' - are you meaning it's a cairn marking the spot of his death, but his body was removed and buried elsewhere ?

As for Shepherd, wouldn't his body have been buried near this cairn ?

Coll
John Young


Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 923
Location: Lower Sheering, Essex
Reply with quote
Coll,

Correct his body was recovered from the battlefield, and like your friend he was re-buried in PMB.

Shepherd's body should indeed be buried near to the marker.

John Y.
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mail
Robin


Joined: 16 Jan 2007
Posts: 135
Location: Nottingham Road KZN RSA
Reply with quote
John
Can Mark Coghlan (Carbineer regimental historian) assist?
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mail
Andrew Bailey


Joined: 30 Nov 2010
Posts: 13
Location: Canterbury
Reply with quote
John,

I noticed that in an archived thread you mentioned that George Macleroy's father (George Macleroy Snr, General Manager of the Natal Bank) disapproved of an unofficial engagement between his daughter Margaret and the Hon William H Drummond. I was wondering how you came about this information and/or whether you could point me in the direction of some sources that could help me look at this in more detail?

Kind Regards

Andrew
View user's profileSend private message
John Young


Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 923
Location: Lower Sheering, Essex
Reply with quote
Andrew,

The information is held in a private archive by a direct descendant of George Macleroy Snr., and was gleaned Margaret's journal for the period.

If you would like to know more please pm me outside of the open forum.

Regards,

John Y.
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mail
George MacLeroy, Natal Carbineers
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
All times are GMT  
Page 1 of 1  

  
  
 Reply to topic