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And an Officer of the Le^on of Somonr. He waa made a Kiiii^lit Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1867, and attained the raxik o£ Major-Qeneral the same year. Sir Frederick held the poet of Oo- reniar and Commander-in-Chief of Bermnda &om 1867 to 1870, and that of Inspector-Oeneral of Forti- fications and Director of "Works from the last date to 1875. He became a Lientenant-Oeneral in the army, and a Colonel-Commandant of the Boyal 'Sn^rijieera in May^ 1872; and was advanced to the hreTet of General in Oct. 1877. In the latter year he -was created a Q.C.B. He was placed on the retired list in 1881.

CHA&D» Major Jownx Bottsb

KaaRwyrr, V.C., was horn Dec. 21,

1^7, bei]^ the s econ d son of the

Ute MrTw miam "Wheaton Chard,

<>t Pathe» Somerset, and Mount

l^amar, Devon, by Jane« only

daughter of the late Mr. John Hart

Bzimaoombe, of Stoke CUmesland,

Cornwall. He was educated first

at the Plymouth New Grammar

School, and subsequently for a brief

period under private tutors. Then

he prosecuted his professional

studies at Woolwich, and obtained

his commission in the Boyal

£n0neerB July 15, 1868. After

two years at Chatham he went to

Bermnda, where he was employed

for three years on the fortifications

near Hamilton for the defence of

the dockyard and naval anchorage.

Coming on leave to England on tne

death of his father, he was sent

to Malta to complete his foreign

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5th the for

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pany to Chatham, and embarked with it for Natal, Dec. 2, 1878, arriving at Durban early in Jan. 1879. The disastrooB occurrence at Isandhlwna took place on Jan. 22, ten days after the beginning of actual hostilities by Lord Chelms- ford's army. In the afternoon of that day Lieutenant GonriUe Bromhead and Lieutenant Chard, who, with eighty men of the 2ith Begiment, had been left in charge of the commissariat post at Borke's Drift, ten miles in the rear of the column which was intercepted at Isandhlwna, first received intima- tion of the disaster from fugitives mating for the Drift. Lieutenant CoghiU had come from the fight at Isandhlwna by order of Colonel Pulleine to summon reinforce- ments ; and from Borke's Drift he, with others, rode away to communi- cate with Helpmakaar, and was killed by Zulus while crossing the river. Seeing an attack imminent, a barricade was hastily thrown up under Lieutenant Chard's direc- tion ; the men using for this pur- pose a number of bags, biscuit tins, and other matters belonging to the commissariat stores, being part of the time under fire. The attack was made soon after dark by at least 3000 Zulus, and the fight was kept up during the greater part of the night. Tne Zulus got inside the barricade six times, and were as often driven out at the point of the bayonet. In the meantime another body of Zulu troops passed to the rear of the military hospital and set fire to it. At dawn the attacking force withdrew, for Lord Chelmsford's column was then seen approaching, and was enthusias- tically hailed by the gallant defen- ders. Three hundred and fifty-one dead Zulus were counted near the entrenchment, and the number killed since that attack was esti- mated at 1000. The Zulus fouj^ht with infuriated zeal, even gomg to the loopholes and seizing the muzzles of the rifles. Lieutenant