- Surnames starting with the letter M. 

William Moore

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:06th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Regiment of Foot
Country of burial:South AfricaGrave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Fort Beaufort
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Commemorated on the private family gravestone in St. George's Churchyard,

His Mother - Elizabeth Moore, died 12th January 1847.

In 1832 the 6th became a Royal Regiment and their title was changed to The
Royal (1st) Warwickshire Regiment. The 6th took part in the 7th and 8th
Kaffir Wars in South Africa and received the Battle Honour South Africa
1846-7, 1851-2-3. Service on the North-West Frontier took place between
1849 and 1868. The Regimental Depot was established at Warwick in 1873 and
following the 1880-1881 Childers Reforms, the regimental title became The
Royal Warwickshire Regiment. In 1898 the regiment fought at Atbara and
Omdurman during Lord Kitchener's reconquest of the Sudan and saw service in
the Second Boer War at Johannesburg, Diamond Hill and Belfast.

In April 1856 the sixteen-year-old amaXhosa prophetess Nongqawuse believed
she had received a message from her ancestors that promised deliverance
from their hardships such as horses, sheep, goats, dogs and fowls, all
kinds of clothing, and everything you wish to eat will come in great
amounts. The old will become young and the settlers will be driven into the
sea if they destroyed their cattle. This was a big sacrifice for their
ancestors. At first no one believed Nongquwuse's prophecy and the Xhosa
nation ignored her prophecy. But when Chief Sarhili killed his cattle, more
and more people began to believe that Nongquwuse was an igqirha (diviner)
who could communicate with the ancestors. They too killed their cattle and
destroyed their crops. The Xhosa nation waited for the old to become young
again and the settlers to be driven in the sea. They waited for clothes,
crops and cattle but nothing happened.The return of the ancestors was
predicted to occur on 18 February, 1857. The amaXhosa, mainly chief Kreli
of the Gcalekas, heeded the demand and enforced it on others, only to be
disappointed on the destined day. The cattle killings continued into 1858,
leading to the starvation of thousands. Disease was also spread from the
cattle killings. This gave the settlers power over the remainder of the
Xhosa nation.
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