From ' The Noble 24th by N. Holme .
Hudd . George William 25B / 210 Private .
Born at Warminster , Witshire . Attested at Devizes , Witshire 26 / 5 / 74 ; Age 19 . In possession of 1 Good Conduct Badge .
Obtained a 3rd Class Cerificate of Education . Transferred to Army Resrve . Discharged 19 / 5 / 86 . South African Medal
with Clasp 77-78-79 ( Regimental Property )
'' There appeared in the U.S.A in 1987 a publication that , by self admission , leaned very heavily ( and entirely without permission )
on The Silver Wreath . The compiler of the work in question advances numerous theories , none of which is substantiated by actual
documentary evidence . One such claim concerns the presence at the defence of R.D of Pvt . Hudd . The hypothesis contains
constantly expanding suppositions propounded to cover a multitude of untenable situations , and which finally terminate in so - called
fact . In a newspaper article Hudd , who served in the 1st Btn 24th Foot , makes no claim . In fact he professes to have been a
survivor at Isandlwana , at which action he claims to have received a ' Wound in the leg ' . Obviously this claim is equally without
any validation , as his statement asserts that ' they ' ( the survivors ) were met at Waterloo Station where Queen Victoria shook
hands with each man ''