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Appeal to find memorial to Newark soldier who died at Isandlwana fighting in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879

A hobbyist who traces often long-forgotten memorials to the fallen from the worst defeat suffered by the British Army during the Victorian era is seeking information on a Newark participant.

Tim Needham, from Cornwall, has tracked down 50 to 60 memorials to soldiers killed at Isandlwana, contemporarily known as Isandula, in South Africa during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.

The battle immediately preceded the better-known defence of Rorke’s Drift where a Victoria Cross was earned by former Magnus pupil Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead, of Thurlby, and of the 24th Regiment of Foot, second-in-command to John Chard.

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