Based on the true story of an unsuspecting hero, A Hero Among Them is the magnificent, epic tale of a young British soldier’s amazing journey of courage, friendship, and loyalty during one of the British Empire’s most brutal battles.


William T. Colclough wants nothing more than to become one of the Queen’s soldiers and to defend the Empire, like his father and grandfather before him. When he lies about his age to enlist he has no idea that his service would take him through Egypt, India and South Africa and thrust him into life-threatening battles daily. Colclough rises to the challenge with each battle demonstrating his raw courage and fearless defense of his country and fellow soldiers without reservation.


In the course of his service, Colclough learns what it really takes to be a soldier, and is rewarded by being one of only 8 men in the world to receive the Queen’s Scarf, hand-made by Queen Victoria, that would hold an honour to last generations.


A Hero Among Them follows four boyhood friends from their youth to the end of the Second Boer War as they learn about themselves when they experience the harshness of war, loss of lives and build a deep-bond of friendship that lasts a lifetime.

A Hero Among Them The Untold Story Of A True British War Hero | Historial Fiction Novel by L.L. Abbott

An untold story of a real life British soldier that many young Britons and Canadians can absorb.

Fans of historical-fiction will appreciate this tale of four boyhood friends that serve together for the Empire as the Queen's men, and experience on their journey together the harshness of war, loss of lives as they build a deep-bond of friendship that will last a lifetime.

A coming of age story set mainly in South Africa in the 19th Century, full of action and adventure. Inspired by real life military and war hero that reveals his connection to childhood friends and his battles fighting for England during the Second Boer War. His connection to England's Queen Victoria leaves a legacy for generations to preserve.


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