Private Henry Hook

24th Regiment

22nd January 1879
Henry Hook VC

Private Henry Hook 24th Regiment

(Zulu War 1879)

THE heroic conduct of Private Henry Hook on January 22, 1879, and his superhuman efforts in saving the wounded from the burning hospital will be found fully related in the account of the Defence of Rorke's Drift Post. He was born at Churcham, Gloucestershire, and served for five years in the Monmouthshire Militia before joining the 24th Regiment. Served through the Kaffir War, 1877-8, and for his bravery at Rorke's Drift was presented with the Victoria Cross by Lord Wolseley on August 3. 1879.



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