Category Archives: Zulu War

Frederick Hitch VC

Frederick Hitch (27/11/1856 – 06/01/1913) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Rorke’s Drift during the Anglo-Zulu War on 22–23 January 1879. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 2 May 1879, Issue: 24717, Page: 3178 reads: “THE Queen has been graciously … Continue reading

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Robert Jones VC

Robert Jones (19/08/1857 –  06/09/1898) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Rorke’s Drift during the Anglo Zulu War in January 1897. The Citation reads: “Privates Robert and William Jones were posted in a room of the hospital facing … Continue reading

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John R.M. Chard VC

John Rouse Merriott Chard (21/12/1847 – 01/11/1897) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Anglo Zulu war at Rorke’s Drift in 1879. The Citation reads: “For gallant conduct at the Defence of Rorke’s Drift, 22nd and 23rd … Continue reading

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James Henry Reynolds VC

James Henry Reynolds (03/02/1844 – 04/03/1932) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Rorke’s Drift during the Zulu War in 1879. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 17 June 1879, Issue: 24734, Page: 3966, reads: “Army Medical Department, Surgeon … Continue reading

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Alfred Henry Hook VC.

Alfred Henry Hook  (06/08/1850 – 12/03/1905) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the battle of Rorke’s Drift. The Citation reads: “On 22/23 January 1879 at Rorke’s Drift, Natal, South Africa, a distant room of the hospital had been … Continue reading

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Lt Teignmouth Melvill and Lt Nevill Coghill

The Memorial to Lt Teignmouth Melvill (08/09/1842 – 22/01/1879) and Lt Nevill Josiah Aylmer Coghill (25/01/1852 – 22/01/1879) at Fugitive’s Drift, below Itchiane Hill. Photograph by Ian Uys. More information on the deaths of these two recipients at Rorke’s Drift … Continue reading

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James Langley Dalton VC.

James Langley Dalton (1833 – 07/01/1887) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Rorke’s Drift on the night of the 22nd January 1879 The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 18 November 1879, Issue: 24784, Page: 6494, reads:  “Commissariat and Transport … Continue reading

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Henry Cecil Dudgeon D’Arcy VC.

Henry Cecil Dudgeon D’Arcy (11/08/1850  – 10/1881) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 3 July 1879 at Ulundi, South Africa during the Zulu War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 10 October 1879, Issue: 24769, Page: 5830, … Continue reading

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The Zulu Monument at Rorke’s Drift

This magnificent Memorial to the Zulu Fallen at the Battle of Rorke’s Drift was photographed by Tony Wood in 2007. © DRW 2007-2018. Photo by Tony Wood. Moved to blog 05/02/2014

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