Hart's Annual Army List, Militia List, and Imperial Yeomanry List (Google eBook)

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J. Murray., 1886 - Civil service
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Page 203 - Wallachia and had frequent charge of reconnaissances upon the enemy's rear. Went to the Crimea in Dec. 1854 to concert with the allied Commanders in Chief as to the movements of the Turkish army : was present at the battle of Eupatoria, laid out and threw up the entrenched camp round that place ; afterwards was before Sebastopol from April 1855 until after its fall, and then went to...
Page 370 - September, 1857. The escort left with the wounded, had, by casualties, been reduced to a few stragglers; and, being entirely separated from the column, this small party with the wounded were forced into a house, in which they defended themselves till it was set on fire. They then retreated to a shed a few yards from it, and in this place continued to defend themselves for more than twenty-two hours, till relieved. At last, only six men and Mr. Home remained to fire. Of four officers who were with...
Page 172 - Ibid. 1854, when the batteries of the right attack had run short of powder, displayed the greatest coolness and contempt of danger in directing the unloading of several waggons of the field battery which were brought up to the trenches to supply the want, and having personally assisted in carrying the powder barrels under a severe fire from the enemy.
Page 335 - Clerk served the Eastern campaign of 1854-55 with the Light Division, including the battles of Alma and Inkerman and siege of Sebastopol (Medal with three Clasps, and Turkish Medal).
Page 212 - Light Dragoons, at the risk of his own, by attempting to cut down a Velaitee who covered him (Lieutenant Dew) with his piece, from only a few paces to the rear. Lieutenant Prendergast was wounded in this affair by the discharge of the piece, and would probably have been cut down had not the rebel been killed by Major Orr. He also distinguished himself by his gallantry in the actions at Ratgurh and Betwa, when he was severely wounded.
Page 370 - For persevering bravery and admirable conduct in charge of the wounded men left behind the column, when the troops under the late Major-General Havelock forced their way into the Residency of Lucknow, on the 26th September, 1857. The escort left with the wounded, had, by casualties, been reduced to a few stragglers; and, being entirely separated from the column, this small party with the wounded were forced into a house, in which they defended themselves till it was set on fire. They then retreated...
Page 311 - Served throughout the Eastern campaign of 1854-55 (in command of the 49th from the battle of...
Page 174 - Turkish artillerymen from their guns, rallied the latter, and by his intrepid example induced them to return to their post; and further, after having led the final charge which completed the victory of the day, for having, at the greatest personal risk, saved from the fury of the Turks a considerable number of the disabled among the enemy, who were lying wounded outside the works, an action witnessed and acknowledged gratefully before the Russian Staff by General Mouravieff.
Page 370 - Of four officers who were with the party, all were badly wounded, and three are since dead. The conduct of the defence during the latter part of the time devolved therefore on Mr. Home, and to his active exertions previously to being forced into the house, and his good conduct throughout, the safety of any of the wounded, and the successful defence, is mainly to be attributed. Date of Act of Bravery, 26th September, 1857.
Page 182 - Roberts put spurs to his horse, and overtook them just as they were about to enter a village. They immediately turned round, and presented their...

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