Corporal Christian Ferdinand Schiess
Natal Native Contingent
"During the battle of Rorke's Drift, Lieutenant Chard had observed Schiess taking aim at some of the enemy. He bayoneted a Zulu who had fired at him at almost point blank range, then shot another and bayoneted a third. Despite being wounded he continued fighting. Frederick Schiess was the first man serving with a locally raised force to be awarded the Victoria Cross."