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  1. Angry Charge of the Light Brigade member?

    This has probably been posted a million times but... My 3X great grandfather James Hiram Williamson was born ~1819 or 1838--have conflicting information...his death record states his birthdate as 1819-filled out by his wife. Minwhile his US Natrualzation index card states his birthdate as 25...

    Started by S Williamson‎, 05-07-2014 5:43 PM
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  2. Question 60th foot and Rifle brigade - the same?

    Henry Mather, born Nottingham 1834, newly enlisted in the British Army, survived the wreck of HM Troopship Birkenhead near Cape Town, on 26th February 1852; he was thought to have perished but he wrote to his father and the news appeared in the Nottingham papers. I'm fairly sure the Harry Mather of...

    Started by RosieW‎, 30-05-2014 6:45 PM
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  3. Red face Richard CHADWICK of 13th Light Dragoons

    I am chasing information about Richard CHADWICK who signed up to the 13th Light Dragoons on 5 June 1851 at the tender age of 18yrs in York. His discharge record shows he was born in Cawnpore East Indies about 1833/32 and served for nearly 12 years finally leaving in 1863 of his own choice. The...

    Started by blue wren‎, 27-08-2013 1:10 PM
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  4. William Johnston Royal Sapper and Miner

    Hoping someone can help. I am searching for my Great Great Grandfather, William Johnston. He left Scotland at age 20 and is listed on the 1851 England Census at St. Mary's Woolwich, borough of Greenwich as a Private with the Royal Sappers and Miners. He was born in Mochrum, Wigtownshire,...

    Started by DJohnston‎, 08-02-2014 11:31 PM
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  5. Re: Charles Farnes b Abt 1828

    Hi Can anyone out there help - I have been trying to find info on Charles Farnes - Farrier Major - 6th Inniskillings Dragoons. He died from cholera while returing home on board ship in 1856. Medals: Sebastapol - Inkerman - Balaklava. 2 Medals (one in 1854). Where would his death have been...

    Started by Norma‎, 24-09-2007 4:23 PM
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  6. William D (Skipper) Anderson

    William D Anderson died in London in 1916 and according to a newspaper cut out of that time which unfortunately does not give the name of the newspaper, he was a Crimea veteran who was a favourite model for artists and much seen in adverts and posters. Family legend has it that his face was used...

    Started by mick‎, 23-01-2008 11:22 PM
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  7. Charge of the Light Brigade

    Tomorrow, 25th October 2004, marks the 150th anniversary of the Charge of the Light Brigade. "At ten minutes past eleven, our Light Cavalry Brigade advanced. As they rushed towards the front, the Russians opened on them from the guns in the redoubt on the right with volleys of musketry and...

    Started by ziksby‎, 24-10-2004 12:05 PM
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  8. Crimean War Medals

    Wonder if some kind person could do a look up for me. My Great Great Grandfather served in the Crimean War and received a Medal ( from old letters written by him) His name was Richard Ball born in Cornwall 1835. He also said he served on the "Lord Exmouth' So far I cant find anything abt that time...

    Started by Nola‎, 07-03-2010 9:17 PM
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  9. Smile John Redding of the 57th Regiment (Die Hards)

    Hello I am looking for information on my great-great-grandfather John Redding. He was born in Ireland (maybe Limerick in approx 1836). It appears he fought at least along side the 57th regiment during the Maori Wars in New Zealand, some historical records mention him being "an old 57th...

    Started by Kiwi Jam‎, 10-12-2010 9:56 AM
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  10. Francis MARRIN M/MARINER b. BELFAST Co. ANTRI

    Recently enqired re. Francis to assist OZ-Cousin in Family search, his Australian History being much extended via Records and Location visits with, valuable information gathered in such. Thanks to Members here, we got directed to his supposed 'CRIMEAN' episode and status as a' Merchant-Navy'...

    Started by wozcav‎, 06-07-2011 2:50 PM
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  11. James Williams Crimean War

    I need help to validate a family story. An extract from the booklet "The Horton family of Marrawah" by Irma Boughton reads; "James had joined the Army and in fact became one of the immortal "Light Brigade" which charged the Russian guns at Balaclava on 25th October 1854. Seven hundred had...

    Started by OldChook‎, 15-03-2010 5:01 AM
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  12. WO Certificate from Col. Douglas

    My 2 x great uncle Thomas Sawbridge was in the 11th Hussars. He died on 28 Jan 1855 and is buried at Kadekoi. I have copies of the muster rolls and the medal rolls covering his service but am trying to find out why Colonel Douglas issued a WO Certificate on the 28th August, 1857 awarding him...

    Started by Stibs‎, 10-11-2010 2:12 PM
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  13. Assistant Storekeeper - Crimean War

    Hi A relative was an Assistant Storekeeper in the Crimean War. Could anyone tell me please what an Assistant Storekeeper did back then and if there would be any records. thanks

    Started by slanted‎, 07-11-2010 3:23 PM
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  14. "Earl of Durham" to Crimea 1855

    My ancestor George Cole was a passenger on the "Earl of Durham" 15 September-19 November 1855 to Sebastopol, Crimea, a private with the 10th Company Royal Engineers. He was promoted to 2nd Corporal Feb 1856; had pay deducted in March for spending 3 days in the hospital, transferred to 9th Coy R.E....

    Started by BMcAleer‎, 19-10-2010 2:28 PM
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  15. 95th foot soldier

    I am trying to find out about a Robert Whiteside of the 95th foot Married Maria Lemmon in Newtownards (his home town) 21 sept 1865 Had a daughter born in Bombay 1870 she died a year later in Portsmouth Had a son Robert James Whiteside born Pembroke Dock 14 sept 1875 Father drowned Hobbs Point...

    Started by geoffct‎, 07-09-2010 8:05 PM
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  16. Sevastopol Guns

    I'm on the hunt for some information about a couple of cannon. Like many towns, Bath was given two of the cannon captured at Sevastopol to decorate their local park. According to the Council records, these were approved to be removed for scrap for the war effort at the end of 1941. There is a...

    Started by AnnieB5051‎, 08-08-2009 3:05 PM
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  17. Question Charles Chesher

    Hi all. I'm new to this forum and would be v grateful for any info re my gt gfr's brother Charles Chesher (sometimes shown as Cheshire) who, according to a letter to his parents (I have a transcript, original in Hertford Museum), rode in the Charge of the Light Brigade. His headstone says:...

    Started by rogergould‎, 16-04-2006 6:14 PM
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  18. Help with relative

    Hi Everyone. Years ago my grandmother mentioned in an 'off the cuff' remark that her grand father or great grandfather had fought at the charge of the light brigade. Not sure how true this is, but woiuld love to find out more. I'm living in NZ now so getting to the NA's is a bit difficult. Ok,...

    Started by sanzen‎, 07-01-2010 12:31 AM
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  19. British Crimean Society Annual Dinners

    My great great grandfather Benjamin Beeson was in the Charge of the Light Brigade (11th Hussars). In addition to the 1904 postcard of the survivors of the Charge which was sold to raise money for impoverished veterans, I also have an official photograph of one of the annual reunions. This...

    Started by MerryMac‎, 18-02-2008 5:47 PM
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  20. Men of Pembroke in the Crimea

    Interested in any military related information only on the following names of gentleman from Pembrokeshire who served in the Crimean War and for whom I have their last resting place ; 1. Sgt John Barrett born circa 1840 died aged 98 yrs, probably of Lamphey Pembs. 2. Sgt Michael Edward Carroll of...

    Started by Orielbenfro‎, 17-04-2010 9:09 AM
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