Rorke's Drift Defender
1061 PTE John Samuel Jobbins"B" Company.2nd/24th Foot.
John was born 18th July 1856 at Queen Street, Bedwelty, Newport. Father William Jobbins, Mother Harriet Jobbins nee Greenway. His siblings: George,Harry,William,Mary and Sarah. John enrolled as a member of the Monmouthshire Militia, at Pontypool.
On the 8th of January 1876 his service number was 6536 he served in G Company.
John was 5ft 7 ins tall with chest of 37ins and was aged 20 years. He gave his trade as Puddler (washing coal) and his home address as Malthouse Square, Pontypool, Monmouthshire.
John was Posted to the 2nd/24th Regiment on the 31st January 1877.
John received the South Africa Medal 1877-78-79 with clasp. The original medal was lost. John had a replacement medal that is at the South Wales Museum Brecknockshire,Wales.
John aslo received Two Good Conduct Badges.
John died age 79 years old in 1934 at his home in pontypool.
John was bureid with full military honours.
John is buried with his wife Elizabeth Jobbins(nee willmont) at
St Cadoc's Parish Chursh, Trevethin,Pontypool,Gwent.
Plot Y. Grave 37.