JJClub2012B 24th Foot Privates Jenkins & Jenkins
John Jenkins Club Figure 2011B Samuel “Sandy” Jenkins, Wagoner
US $ RRP is US$72 and the price of this item will be based on the exchange rate at time of order. The above A$ price is indicative only.
The membership includes the following: Membership Certificate and Membership Number, The 2011 Collectors Club Annual and Product List Supplement and the 2012 Calendar.
You must purchase the Collector Club figure every year to renew your membership in the John Jenkins Club and be eligible to purchase the Collector Club Sets. It is an annual membership.
Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded for this famous conflict but, like many of the ranks, 295 David Jenkins, 2nd Battn. 24th Regiment. received only a standard Zulu Wars medal. His name was omitted from the official roll of honour and he remained unrecognised even by his own regimental museum as a defender of Rorke's Drift possibly because he had been a member of a different division of the Regiment to the other soldiers at the mission.
Although he was introduced to King Edward VII on his royal visit to Swansea in 1904 and despite overwhelming evidence of his presence at Rorke's Drift , he became the forgotten man, forgotten by history and historians.
It was only when one of David Jenkin's descendants discovered a Bible which had been awarded only to those who had survived that bloody day that conclusive proof of his claim to be a Rorke's Drift Hero was accepted. David Jenkins died in 1912 and is buried in Cwmgelli Cemetery, Treboeth.
He was later to be one of a handful of soldiers in 1879 to be asked to act as models for Lady Butler's famous painting “The Defence of Rorke's Drift.” Her depiction of the battle, a favourite of Queen Victoria's, now hangs in St. James' Palace in London.
These two figures are designed to supplement existing collections, and will not be part of a new series.
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