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Private Joseph Bromwich's campaign medal sold for £50,000.<br />
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A hero of the defence of Rorke's Drift that was immortalised by the Michael Caine film Zulu has finally been remembered after his pauper's grave was marked with a headstone.<br />
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Private Joseph Bromwich was one of the 150 British soldiers who repelled 4,000 Zulu warriors attacking a British mission station in South Africa by accurately firing his rifle at them and engaging in hand-to-hand combat.<br />
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Following his death in 1916 the military veteran was buried in an unmarked grave in a cemetery in Wolverhampton. Now his great-grandson has sold his ancestor's campaign medal to pay for a headstone.