On Saturday 15th June, Daniel from Fistral took part in the rededication ceremony of the unmarked grave of Lance Sergeant James Taylor, a soldier who was present at and survived the legendary Defence of Rorke’s Drift which took place in South Africa during the Zulu War of 1879. This very famous battle resulted in the award of eleven Victoria Crosses and was portrayed in the 1964 film ‘Zulu’.
The ceremony took place in the village churchyard in Trefnant, north Wales in the presence of local dignitaries, descendants of LSgt Taylor, representatives of various service organisations/charities, local press and other interested parties.
Given Daniel’s interest and appreciation for (particularly military!) history, he took part in order to give him a better understanding of the battle and why the ceremony is taking place. He also represented
Torpoint by wearing his Cubs uniform at the ceremony.