Zulu War VC Recipients

23 VC’s were awarded for actions during the Zulu War of 1879, mainly for the actions at Rorke’s Drift as well as Isandlwana, two of these were awarded Posthumously (Melvill and Coghill). Some links open in a new page at Victoriacrossonline

William Wilson Allen 22-23/01/1879  Rorke’s Drift
Gonville Bromhead  22-23/01/1879  Rorke’s Drift
John Rouse Merriott Chard  22-23/01/1879  Rorke’s Drift
James Dalton  22-23/01/1879  Rorke’s Drift
Frederick Hitch 22-23/01/1879  Rorke’s Drift
Alfred Henry Hook  22-23/01/1879  Rorke’s Drift
Robert Jones  22-23/01/1879  Rorke’s Drift
William Jones  22-23/01/1879  Rorke’s Drift
James Reynolds  22-23/01/1879  Rorke’s Drift
 Christian Schiess  22-23/01/1879  Rorke’s Drift
 John Williams (Born Fielding)  22-23/01/1879  Rorke’s Drift


William Beresford  03/07/1879  White Umfolozi River
Henry Cecil Dudgeon D’Arcy  03/07/1879  White Umfolozi River
Edmund O’Toole  03/07/1879  White Umfolozi River
Anthony Clarke Booth  12/03/1879  Intombe
Edward Browne  28/03/1879  Khambula
Redvers Henry Buller  18/03/1879  Hlobane
Edmund John Fowler  28/03/1879  Hlobane
William Knox-Leet  28/03/1879  Hlobane
Henry Lysons  28/03/1879  Hlobane
Nevill Coghill  22/01/1879  Isandlwana
Samuel Wassall  22/01/1879  Isandlwana
Teignmouth Melvill  22/01/1879  Isandlwana

DRW © 2015 – 2021. Created 29/11/2015. based on a page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Zulu_War_Victoria_Cross_recipients, re-ordered list and added in links to relevant pages 28/01/2017, moved to Musings 11/02/2021