'Forgotten' survivor of Rorke's Drift returned to official recordsBreaking News
tags: Telegraph (UK), Anglo-Zulu War, Rorke's Drift, Zulu
Private David Jenkins survived the battle, at which a force of just 150 British and colonial troops held off an attack on their isolated outpost by 4,000 Zulu warriors.
However, when the official list of those who had fought there was drawn up, just days after the clash, his name was accidentally omitted.
Curators at the National Army Museum, though, have now investigated his case and concluded that the solder, who served with the 1st Battalion, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot, was present at the fighting, on the banks of the Buffalo River, in South Africa, and should have been included on the roll.
They began their investigation after being contacted by Jenkins’ relatives, who recognised his image being used in a picture to promote a new exhibition at the museum....
comments powered by Disqus
- New Yorker profiles activist who's drawing attention to lynchings
- Wisconsin GOP senator wants to replace history professors with Ken Burns videos
- UT removes Confederate inscription that it previously said would stay
- The man behind the Smithsonian’s new African-American history museum
- Greece vows pressure on Germany to get WWII reparations
- Some Ohio University professors ditch the textbooks, and the prices
- Renowned Israeli Holocaust Historian: ‘If I Were a British Jew, I’d Be Worried’
- Heather Ann Thompson pries loose the long-kept secrets of Attica in her new book
- Lonnie Bunch remembers his first day on the job as director of the new black history museum
- Speaker Ryan loves pseudo-historian David Barton