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Private. 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment. Born on 6th August 1850 Died on 12th March 1905 from pulmonary tuberculosis at Osborne Villas, Roseberry Ave.Gloucester.His grave is in St. Andrew's Church Yard, Churcham, Gloucestershire.His
Ok first i dont want to hear anything about how the movie is inaccurate, i dont care and that is not the point. I know it is, and i know that the portrayal of hook in the film is incorrect and i know all about welsh conspiracies to steal englands honor..
Dave wrote on another thread:"Came across this on the web. Not sure if it's true. Can anyone confirm.Even Hook, who survived Rorke's Drift, had a price to pay. When he returned to Wales he found that his wife, thinking he was dead, had sold
I've stumbled upon a poem about Henry Hook called "The Hero of Rorke's Drift". This was written by William McGonagall, infamous as being perhaps "the worst poet in British history". I was vaguely familiar with McGonagall but personally
Alfred Henry Hook was 28 years old, and a private in B Company of the 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment of Foot (later The South Wales Borderers), British Army during the Zulu War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC. Hook and fiv
From Private Henry Hook, B Company, 2-24th Regiment to his mother, Mrs E. Hook, Drybridgestreet, Monmouth. Rorke's Drift.“After the enemy had fled from the general's camp, they came across the river here and attacked our commissary stores but