Service Details
Name:
WAUCHOPE
Given Name:
ISAAC WILLIAMS
Initials:
I W
Service No:
3276
Rank:
Interpreter
Other Casualties of this Rank
Regiment:
South African Native Labour Corps
Other Casualties from this Regiment
Unit:
Medical Section
Other Casualties from this Unit
Date of Death:
1917-02-21
Other Casualties on this Date
Cause of Death:
Drowned at sea (from H.T. "Mendi")
Additional
Information:
Son of Dyobha and husband of Naniwe (Mina) Wauchope, of Beaufort West. Reverend Isaac Wauchope, was purportedly reported to have cried words of encouragement to the dying men. In his attempt to calm the panicked men, Rev. Isaac Wauchope said: "Be quiet and calm, my countrymen. What is happening now is what you came to do...you are going to die, but that is what you came to do...I, a Xhosa, say you are my brothers...Swazis, Pondos, Basotho...so let us die like brothers. We are the sons of Africa...". A Pondoland chief. ***CWGC needs to amend memorial from Dyobha to Wauchope
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
Other Casualties commemorated in United Kingdom
Locality:
Hampshire
Other Casualties commemorated in Hampshire
Cemetery:
HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON
Other Casualties commemorated in this Cemetery
Grave Reference:
Panel 6.

Information to contribute? Noticed an error or wish to Request a Photo ~ Click here ~

This information was last verified for accuracy: 2014-04-27
 
 

Send us an email...

  • I wish to
     Contribute some information
     Report a problem
     Request this image
CAPTCHA code Please write the word in the text box below (case-sensitive)

Sending your message. Please wait...

Thanks for sending your message! We'll get back to you shortly.

There was a problem sending your message. Please try again.

Please complete all the fields in the form before sending.