Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Defence of Rorke's Drift - Corporal William Wilson Allen

Corporal William Wilson Allen

2nd Battalion 24th Regiment of Foot

"It was chiefly due to the courageous conduct of these [Allen and Hitch] men that communication with the hospital was kept up at all. Holding together at all costs a most dangerous post, raked in reverse by the enemy's fire from the hill, they were both severely wounded, but their determined conduct enabled the patients to be withdrawn from the hospital, and when incapacitated by their wounds from fighting, they continued as soon as their wounds had been dressed, to serve out ammunition to their comrades during the night."

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