I just received an old book entitled "The Natal Campaign" which is detailed in the events. I have the book because it mentions Major Miller-Wallnutt Gordon Highlanders page 394/395 at Wagon Hill. I previously bought his Gordon Highlanders sword with the Gordons crest in the guard and has a special order 1892p heavy blade rather than the usual claymore type. Only his initials are on the blade.
What I found interesting that was not mentioned was the inscription on the inside front cover being " A. Brodie Scots Guards Ladysmith Dec.1900" The events in the book happened just months before A.Brodie wrote in his book.
Does anyone have information on who A. Brodie is? I am assuming an NCO because his rank was not entered in front of his name. Any help is appreciated.
Here is his entry from Boer War Services of British Officers.
It is rather nice to run across a period book about the ABW which has an inscription indicating it was owned by/given to a person who took part in the campaign. Many years ago, I ran across a copy of Gibson's History of the ILH and the fly was inscribed to a veteran of the ILH from an RSM. What made the book even better was that some of the chapters in the index had notations "I was there".