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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: Henry Parker Rorke's Drift ?   Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:01 pm

Hi,

Does anyone know who this character is......... http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-photo/rights-managed/HU051594/veteran-of-rorkes-drift

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PostSubject: Re: Henry Parker Rorke's Drift ?   Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:07 pm

Hi Chris

Henry Parker was Born 1845 at Bungay, Suffolk; trade - butler. Attested at London 24th September 1864. Description; age 19 years, height 5 feet 7 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, sandy hair. Married 10th August 1874, Margaret Edwards at King’s Chapel, Gibraltar (copy marriage certificate, Regimental Archive). Wife placed on married establishment 10th August 1874. Promoted Sergeant, after 1879, exact date not recorded. Service continued in South Wales Borderers 1st July 1881. Applied for discharge after three months notice. Discharged at Aldershot 31st January 1890. Character very good. Intended place of residence: 4 Greggs Place, Aldershot; later resided at Victoria House, Cambridge Road, Aldershot. A daughter, Alice Rose, was baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Aldershot 23rd September 1891 (copy of baptismal certificate). Army pension increased to £60-5-3 per annum 1st July 1923 (Royal Hospital, Chelsea letter 23rd September 1924. South Africa Medal with Clasp 1877-8-9; Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 1st January 1884. His regimental service number was 1-24/1056.

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PostSubject: Re: Henry Parker Rorke's Drift ?   Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:16 pm

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