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A SUPERB MUTINY AND ‘ZULU’ OFFICERS PAIR. AS A SERGEANT IN THE LIGHT COMPANY OF THE 90TH, SAVED GARNET WOLSELEY’S LIFE DURING THE RELIEF OF LUCKNOW. MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES FOR THE 1878 GAIKA WAR AND TOOK PART WITH HIS REGIMENTS IN THE BATTLES OF KHAMBULA AND ULUNDI DURING THE ZULU WAR

INDIAN MUTINY, CLASP RELIEF OF LUCKNOW. ‘SERJT J NEWMAN 90TH LT INFY’ SOUTH AFRICA 1877-9, CLASP 1877-8-9 ‘QR MR J NEWMAN 90TH FOOT’

Major Joseph Newman born in 1837, enlisted in Army in 1854 and as a Young Sergeant served in Captain (later Field Marshall) Wolseley’s Light Company of the 90th Foot during the Indian Mutiny, being wounded and noted as saving Wolseley’s life. Wolseley would write;

‘I called out to my men to run across it, and did so myself, with a splendid young sergeant close behind. He is now Major Newland (should read Newman), on the retired list. No pluckier man ever followed his officer, and no man ever deserved his promotion better’.

Newman’s later Colonel; Evelyn Wood would write of this
final attack;

‘When going through a narrow passage, a Sipahi fired at him (Wolseley) so close as to stun him, and he fell in front of several of the enemy. He was picked up by Joseph Newman, the Colour-sergeant of the Company, who, though severely wounded in the attempt, carried his Captain away, and is still alive, a retired Quartermaster of the Battalion’

Condition VF/GVF, with research, Service record and copy photos of Newman as QM in Zululand

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