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Louis Alexander Byrne (Acting Storekeeper)

Born in Ireland in 1857.

For his action at Rorke's Drift he was mentioned in despatches. He was killed during the action, aged 22, while giving water to wounded Cpl. Scammell.

Interestingly, this action caught the attention of Schiess, who upon seeing Byrne get shot by the sniper, raced out over the barracades and killed the sniper, whilst also fighting off a number of other Zulu assailants.

He is buried at Rorke's Drift, his name is on the memorial there.