|Above: Lt. John Rouse Merriott Chard's muster roll of the defenders of Rorke's Drift as it appeared in the April, 1935 issue of The Journal of the South Wales Borderers.
This example seems to have been prepared by Chard for Colonel Glynn of the 24th Foot on 3 February, 1879 and is therefore much earlier than the one he prepared for Queen Victoria after the end of the
Anglo-Zulu War. While several muster rolls for Rorke's Drift exist, and exhibit some variations, this one in Chard's own hand is can be
considered as authoritative as any, though one could also argue that the later rolls may benefit from Chard having been able to consult with other survivors as to its completeness.
It is my assumption that the original of this facsimile is housed in the Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh at Brecon.
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14 3/4 Inches Wide by 9 3/4 Inches High
(37.5 cm x 25cm)
South Wales Borderers