Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Defence of Rorke's Drift - Private Robert Jones

2nd Battalion 24th Regiment of Foot.

His Citation reads as follows:

"In another ward, facing the hill, Private William Jones and Private Robert Jones defended the post to the last, until six out of the seven patients had been removed. The seventh, Sergeant Maxfield, 2nd Battalion 24th Regiment, was delirious with fever. Although they had previously dressed him, they were unable to induce him to move. When Private Robert Jones returned to endeavour to carry him away, he found him being stabled by the Zulus as he lay on his bed."

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