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Campaign medal, South Africa 1877-9 [image 1 of 2]

Campaign medal, South Africa 1877-9 [image 1 of 2]
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This item comes from: National Museums & Galleries of Wales (Item reference: 89.211H/A).  If you would like to see the original item, or require information regarding copyright, please contact the repository/contributor named above.


This campaign medal commemorates one of the most dramatic engagements of British military history. It was awarded to Private Evan Jones, 2/24th Foot, one of the tiny garrison at Rorke's Drift who fought off attack by thousands of Zulu warriors on 23 January 1879, the day after the Zulus had wiped out a large British force at nearby Isandhlwana.

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