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VC368   Alfred Henry Hook

BORN   6 August 1850

DIED   12 March 1905  AGE   54

VC Won  22-23 January 1879   AGE   28

Place VC Won   Rorke’s Drift, Natal

War/Campaign  The Zulu War

Name   Alfred Henry Hook   No.    1373

VC Issue No.   368   Awards   VC   

Regiment   24th Regiment, 2nd (Warwickshire) Battalion, B Company

Later   South Wales Borderers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales - disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Birdwood, near Churcham, Gloucestershire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 2 Osborne Villas, Roseberry Avenue, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Andrew's Parish Churchyard, Church Lane, Churcham, Gloucestershire


Date Buried/Cremated   18 March 1905

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   2 May 1879

VC Presented   3 August 1879 by General Sir Garnet Wolseley at Rorke's Drift, Natal, South Africa


P  Headstone, St Andrew's Parish Churchyard, Church Lane, Churcham, Gloucestershire

P  Brass plaque at Brecon Cathedral, Powys, Wales

P  Victoria Cross honours board, The Royal Welsh Museum, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys

P  Hook Close, Monmouth

By The Way…

Headstone erected 1907 refurbished in 2008

VC Held By

South Wales Borderers and Monmouthshire Regiment Museum of the Royal Regiment of Wales, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys, Wales



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Thank you to Nick & Lorna Martin for photos Rorke’s Drift

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