was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and immediately promoted
to Sergeant for his actions at Rorke's
his DCM from General Hugh Clifford VC at a special parade at Fort
Napier on 16 January 1880. After returning home, Francis Attwood
married and continued to serve with the Army Service Corps at Plymouth.
He died suddenly
in November 1884 aged 38. His DCM and campaign medal are in the
Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Blackdown, Camberley, Surrey.