NORDEN, JOSHUA D.:
English soldier and adventurer; died at Graham's Town, Cape Colony, April 26, 1846. He was field commandant in the Kaffir war and a captain of yeomanry, and commanded the mounted force that was sent against the Kaffirs in 1846. He met his death in the chain of hills skirting Graham's Town, where, accompanied by six of his men, he was moving against a body of Kaffirs. The Kaffirs were in ambush, and a ball from a Kaffir rifle pierced Norden's head. The burghers were obliged to retire, but on the following day they recovered the body of their commandant, which was found in a shockingly mutilated state.
- Jew. Chron. July 24, 1846.