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PostSubject: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:10 pm

Just to let forum members know that there are plans to erect a new headstone over the unmarked grave of Rorke's Drift Defender Joseph Bromwich 24th Regiment in Bilston Cemetery, Staffordshire.

Joseph's medal was recently sold at auction, and the cost of the new memorial is being met by the seller, buyer and Auction House.

I will keep the forum updated with regard to the rededication event which is likely to be later in the summer.

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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:06 pm

Thanks Tim. Good luck.
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PostSubject: Private Joseph Bromwich Defender of RD Memorial    Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:21 am

Agreed Pete , thanks Tim for the heads up Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:21 am

Well done Tim.
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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:02 pm

Another notch coming up Tim. Keep up the good work.
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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:08 pm

I can't claim credit for this one, I've just been asked to help co-ordinate the re-ded later on in the year.

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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Mon May 02, 2016 8:14 pm

The new headstone to Joseph Bromwich has been erected in Bilston cemetery (photos to follow), congratulations to all those involved.

News regarding a rededication later on in the year will hopefully be forthcoming before too long.

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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Mon May 02, 2016 9:27 pm




Photo's by Paul & Karen King

Comments from Paul King
http://www.1879zuluwar.com/t9171-mr-paul-king-and-joseph-bromwich


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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Tue May 03, 2016 7:31 am

A fitting tribute. Well done to all concerned. Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Tue May 03, 2016 7:44 am

Well done Tim. A very nice and fitting memorial stone.
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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Tue May 03, 2016 10:18 am

Excellent work Tim. agree
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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Wed May 04, 2016 9:17 pm

Well done Tim. Glad all went well.
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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Wed May 04, 2016 10:35 pm

Hear, Hear. very tasteful.
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PostSubject: Private Joseph Bromwich Defender of RD Memorial    Fri May 13, 2016 8:28 am

Outstanding Tim , well done to all parties .
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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:59 pm

A date of Sunday 14th August is being looked at for the re-dedication service at Bilston cemetery, confirmation & more details to follow.

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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:56 pm

The rededication is confirmed for 1145 on Sunday 14 August at Bilston Cemetery, Cemetery Street, Bilston, WV14 6BN.

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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:18 pm

Thanks Tim. Hope all goes well!
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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:24 pm

Brilliant work Tim. Anyone from forum attending?
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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:49 pm









"These attachments may be of interest for anyone attending the Bromwich rededication this coming Sunday.

Parking is a little limited within the cemetery itself, so may be best to park on or around Cemetery Street.
On completion of the ceremony, all are invited to an informal reception at Bilston Sports & Social Club on Wellington Road, WV14 6AY, approximately 350 yards from the cemetery gates.

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PostSubject: Re: Private Joseph Bromwich, Defender of Rorke's Drift memorial   Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:58 pm

Honour to all who served in the AZW on both side's.. i personally
side with the Zulu.. I'm glad Bromwich got his marker, a lot of
people did not!. maybe i'm missing something.. but reading the
rant above i think that a simple apology with corrections would
have sufficed. a bit over the top to say the least!.the author comes
across like its all about him..it's all about Joseph Bromwich!, cheers
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