Gallantry Medals Awarded in the Anglo Zulu War

Many people know about the VC's awarded at Rorkes Drift ,the most in a single action as depicted in the film Zulu ,but there were a large number of V.C'c & Distinguished conduct medals awarded during the short but bloody war . Below is a list of all the medals awarded ,where they were won with the dates ,the ones in RED are the gallant chaps whose graves we have visited .Isandlwana 22nd January 1879Victoria CrossLieutenant Nevill Josiah Aylmer Coghill ,1st Battalion ,24th (2nd Warwickshire ) RegimentLieutenant Teignmouth Melvill,1st Battalion ,24th (2nd Warwickshire ) RegimentPrivate Samuel Wassall ,80th Regiment (Staffordshire Volunteers)Rorke's Drift 22/23January 1879Victoria CrossLieutenant John Rouse Merriott Chard ,5thCompany Corps of Royal Engineers Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead , 2nd Battalion 24th (2nd Warwickshire ) RegimentCorporal William Wilson Allan 2nd Battalion 24th (2nd Warwickshire ) Regiment  Private Frederick Hitch  2nd Battalion 24t

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