Keynsham Light Horse are enthusiasts dedicated to the location
of memorials and headstones to those involved in the Anglo Zulu
War of 1879. The fruits of that labour are presented on this
site with over 1 000 such memorials and headstones online. Such
battles as Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift, Hlobane, Gingindlovu,
Khambula and Ulundi are the framework of the Anglo Zulu War
of 1879 but we do not restrict ourselves to the combatants -
the support staff are as sought after, as are those at home
- such as the wives, some of whom became widows. Our more esoteric
'qualifiers' include the officer
in charge of Cape Town Harbour who received
the thanks of Parliament after the Anglo Zulu War of 1879 and
the civil servant who
was sent to Natal to balance the books. Being based in the UK
means that most of the memorials to those involved in the Anglo
Zulu War of 1879 recorded are from there but as you will see
there are memorials all over the world.
bravery of those defending their homeland in the Anglo Zulu War
of 1879 is also acknowledged but Zulu culture means that physical
memorials are much rarer.
to veterans of the Anglo Zulu War of 1879 take many forms as you
will see on this website. In pursuit of memorials to those who were
involved in the Anglo Zulu War of 1879 thousands of hours have been
spent in libraries, museums, record offices and similar places.
This work goes into the
road trips, two or three a year, where miles
are eaten and cemeteries crawled over.....