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Lt. Melvill: Well done, Sir! Did you see that Noggs? Deceived him with the up and took him with the down. Norris-Newman: Well well, this one's a grandfather at least. If he'd been a Zulu in his prime I'd have given odds against your lancer, Mr.Melvill.
 
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Lt. (Brevet Major) J.R.M. Chard, 5th Field Company, Royal Engineers--Rorke's Drift and Ulundi
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Rededication Rorke's Drift Defender William Wilcox. 8th May 2011 Dolton Devon.
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PostSubject: Howard English.    Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:58 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Howard English.    Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:29 pm

Hi Littlehand

There are only five people listed on the Medal Roll with the surname English. I am unable to find a Howard listed.

On checking his name, I came across this article which clams he was at Rorke's Drift as a Defender scratch

He could have enlisted under an alias?

Kris Wheatley might be able to help out here Idea

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PostSubject: Howard English   Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:40 pm

hi Graves .
I went through Kris Wheatley's books and no mention of an 'English ' . I also went through Julian Whybra's ' Englands Sons '
also drew a blank on English . Suspect .
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PostSubject: Re: Howard English.    Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:45 pm

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PostSubject: Howard English    Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:14 am

Hi Pete
I wonder if JW has actually found any evidence recently of English taking part in the defence of RD .
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PostSubject: Re: Howard English.    Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:15 am

He certainly looks like the chap in the painting. Who knows?
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