Private John Fielding died in Cwmbran in 1932. His headstone, in St Michael’s Churchyard, Llantarnam, was erected by his former regiment. His headstone records that, as Private John Williams, he received the Victoria Cross, at the defence of Rorke’s Drift, during the Zulu War, on 22-23 January 1879. This heroic episode was immortalised in the 1961 film, Zulu, starring Stanley Baker and Michael Caine.
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