Zulu War art print of Private A H Hook
at the Defence of Rorke's Drift in Zulu War art print Pinned Like Rats in
a Hole by military artist Mark Churms. Zulu War art prints published by
Cranston Fine Arts.
- The heroic conduct of Private Henry Hook on January 22nd 1879,
and his superhuman efforts in saving the wounded from the
burning hospital earned him his VC.
- He was born at Churcham, Gloucestershire, and served for five
years in the Monmouthshire Militia before joining the 24th
Regiment. He served through the Kaffir War 1877-8 before his
bravery at Rorke's Drift for which he was presented with the
Victoria Cross by Lord Wolseley on August 3rd 1879. He later
served in the 1st Volunteers Battalion Royal Fusiliers.
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