Gonville Bromhead

Gonville Bromhead

Name Gonville Bromhead
Profession War Hero
Date of Birth 1845-08-29
Place of Birth France
Age 45 yrs
Death Date 1891-02-09
Birth Sign Virgo

About Gonville Bromhead

For his heroism in an Anglo-Zulu War initiative known as the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, Bromhead was awarded the British Army’s prestigious Victoria Cross.

Early Life Experience of Gonville Bromhead

After attending England’s Magnus Grammar School and subsequently becoming a military lieutenant, he served in the Ninth Cape Frontier War.

Trivia Info

Following his service in the Third Anglo-Burmese War, he contracted typhoid fever and died in India at the age of forty-five.

Family Life and Relationship

The youngest son of Judith Bromhead and Major Sir Edmund de Gonville Bromhead, he was born in France and raised primarily in England.

Close Associates

Renowned screen actor Michael Caine rose to prominence after unflatteringly portraying Bromhead in the 1960s movie Zulu.

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