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Mike Snook


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Paul

No 9 Coy 1/3 NNC under J F Lonsdale was an isiGqoza Coy. The other two coys of the clan were with Browne. Murray's coy was 2/3 NNC (AW Cooper's Bn). But Lonsdale's headman was 'Malindi.'

So your man might not have been attached to a coy at all - but may have been a battalion or regimental 'asset'.

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Julian whybra


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Paul
I believe it was Duncombe's coy.
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Julian whybra


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Where is the evidence to suggest that Malindi was an inDuna at Isandhlwana?
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Keith Smith


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Not sure if I said so earlier but the three iziGqoza companies were nos 8, 9 and 10 of the 1st Battalion. Lonsdale's 9th was at Isandlwana under Capt. James Lonsdale (no relation to Rupert). The other two, 8 and 10, were with Hamilton-Browne on the extended reconnaissance and ended up with him observing the attack on Isandlwana from a knoll about three miles away. H-B says that the previous day (21st) two companies went back to camp with cattle they had lifted during the morning. In fact, only Capt. Orlando Murray took his No. 1 Company 2nd Battalion back - he was killed during the battle, together with his lieutenant, Pritchard, but there is no account of the whereabouts of his company.
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Mike Snook


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At work and nowhere near notes at present - but off the top of the head I may have taken a secondary source at face value on the subject of Malindi. Do you have doubts?

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