William Jones

24th Regiment

22nd January 1879
William Jones VC Rorke's Drift
Private William Jones, 2nd Battalion 24th Regiment

(Zulu War 1879)

    To the heroic efforts of this man and his namesake Robert Jones, six out of seven patients were saved from the burning Hospital at Rorke's Drift on January 22, 1879. The fate of the seventh, together with the courageous defence of both these men, in a room of the building, against tremendous odds, is described in the record of Robert Jones.



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