Hart's Annual Army List, Militia List, and Imperial Yeomanry List

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J. Murray., 1886 - Civil service
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Page 4 - 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 162 - 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 13 - 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 4 - 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 8 - Served throughout the Eastern campaign of 1854-55 (in command of the 49th from the battle of...
Page 164 - 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 4 - 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 172 - 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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