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Rorke's Drift


  • Originally published 04/05/2013

    'Forgotten' survivor of Rorke's Drift returned to official records

    Private David Jenkins survived the battle, at which a force of just 150 British and colonial troops held off an attack on their isolated outpost by 4,000 Zulu warriors.However, when the official list of those who had fought there was drawn up, just days after the clash, his name was accidentally omitted.Curators at the National Army Museum, though, have now investigated his case and concluded that the solder, who served with the 1st Battalion, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot, was present at the fighting, on the banks of the Buffalo River, in South Africa, and should have been included on the roll.They began their investigation after being contacted by Jenkins’ relatives, who recognised his image being used in a picture to promote a new exhibition at the museum....

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