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Ernest Hanley Manningham BULLER

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Ernest Haney Manningham BULLER. Born 24 May 1839 Died 8 Nov 1888 Lieut Colonel of the Rifle Brigade served on the staff in the Zulu campaign 1879 in the Boer war of 1881 and was present at the battle of Ginghilovo and Ulundi.

The following account of Lt Col Ernest Hanley Manningham BULLER's death was published in the Cheadle Herald Saturday 10 November 1888.

"Death of Lt Col Buller commanding the 2nd Rifle Brigade took place at Woolwich Dockyard early on Thursday morning in consequence of alighting from a train on the wrong side. The Col received dreadful injuries and was immediately conveyed on an ambulance to the Auxillary Hospital where he died shortly after admission. He was returning to barracks from the United Services Club and having fallen asleep in the train was suddenly awakened at Woolwich and stepping on the line instead of the platform was caught by a passing engine.

Lt Col BULLER served in the Zulu War with much distinction."

Wills and Admin, Ancestry. The Will of Ernest Henry Manningham Buller late of Woolwich, Kent Colonel in Her Majesty's Army who died 8th November 1888 at Woolwich was proved at the Principal Registry by Edmund Manningham Manningham Bulle of Brocton Lodge, County of Stafford a Major General in Her Majesty's Army the brother and William Morton Philips of 35 Church Street, Manchester, esquire, the nephew the executors.

He is at rest in the Buller Family Plot in All Saints Churchyard, Dilhorne, Staffordshire.

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