Quite a few of those who served in the Anglo Zulu War 1879. We're in the Free Masons
Thought I would start with. "Major John Chard" names added should contain the indivuals lodge No and lodge location.
Lt. Chard VC
The following extract is from the history of St George's Lodge No. 112, Exeter, "A National Hero When, on 3 May 1877, a 30-year-old army officer was initiated into the Lodge, no-one dreamed that two years later he would be acclaimed a national hero and be awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery in battle. The young Mason was John Rouse Marriott Chard who, from the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, was commissioned in the Royal Engineers in 1868. He served in the Zulu War and distinguished himself when, on 22-23 January 1879, he defended Rorke's Drift with a force of 120 men against some 3,000 Zulus. When the news reached England, the Lodge prepared an illuminated address of congratulations signed by all the members."
This was presented to him at a Lodge of Emergency on 14 November 1879.