Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Corporal Ferdinand Schiess VC

My first finished Rorkes Drift VC winner ,Scheiss was a Swiss born corporal in the NNC ,he was in the hospital with a foot injury probably caused by ill fitting boots ,during the battle he jumped onto and on one occasion over the mealie bag walls to get to grips with the Zulu attackers. After the conflict he became homeless and destitute and was found suffering from exposure in Cape Town ,he was offered free passage on the Serrapis  to England but died on the Journey and was buried at sea.

Empress Miniatures Corporal Scheiss
More figures and scenery soon .

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