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PostSubject: Just out of interest.   Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:48 pm

Just out of interest. Who lived the longest out of the VC holders who fought at Rorkes Drift? I thought it was Bourne. But he didn't get the VC.
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PostSubject: Re: Just out of interest.   Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:56 pm

Hi Dave.

Surgeon Reynolds passed away in 1932 at the ripe old age of eighty-eight.
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PostSubject: Re: Just out of interest.   Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:40 am

hi
Bourne was the lat known survivor of the battle itself, I think he died at the age of 91 in VE day.

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PostSubject: Re: Just out of interest.   Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:44 pm

Frank Bourne was born on April 27th, 1854 and died on May 8th, 1945. VE day. Aged 91 he was the last known survivor of the battle of Rorkes Drift.

Does anyone have any informatiom about long lived Zulu survivors?
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PostSubject: Re: Just out of interest.   Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:10 pm

hi,
just some info here,
the last known survivor of the Zulu War itself was Private Charles Wallace Warden, who died in 1953.

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PostSubject: Re: Just out of interest.   Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:13 pm

Hi Joe , how old was he ? must have been getting on a bit
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PostSubject: Re: Just out of interest.   Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:27 pm

hi Gary,
I dont know his exact age, but lets say he was 23 (average age for British soldier during the zulu war) during the zulu war plus 74 years until his death, that would have put him around 97 years old or around that. think of all the stories he would be able to tell you!

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PostSubject: Re: Just out of interest.   Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:34 pm

Hi Joe , just looked on the BMD index , he was registered in Kingsbridge , Devonshire and his age is indeed given as 97 -- you were spot on Idea
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PostSubject: Re: Just out of interest.   Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:37 pm

hi
bet you I can't do that again! :lol!:

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