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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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William Wilson Allen VC

William Wilson Allen (1843 –  12/03/1890) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Battle for Rorke’s Drift in January 1879. The Citation reads: “On 22 and 23 January 1879 at Rorke’s Drift, Natal, South Africa, Corporal Allan … 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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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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