1 November 2017

Volume 35 No.2 November 2017


From the Editor
In Search of Lieutenant Charles Steele, 12th Lancers by Tony Margrave
Memorials to Lord Raglan in England and Wales by Mike Hinton
Nolan at Balaclava: Part VIII: More on the ‘Threes Right!’ order in the Charge of the Light Brigade by Dr. Douglas J. Austin
The Discovery of the Loy Smith Archives at the Sheffield Museum by Jack Skelton
‘Lions led by Jackasses’ or fourteen interesting facts about the Crimean War by Ian Binnie
The Crimean Curiosities Dublin Exposition by Dr. Paul Huddie
The Council of War by Dr. David R. Jones
November 1855: All Change in the Crimea by Mike Hinton
The Discovery of a Long Lost Portrait of Sir George De Lacy Evans by Keith Smith
Two Crimean War Veterans in one family by Arthur Redfern
The Wants and Needs of Cornet Fiennes Wykeham Martin by Wendy Leahy

Deserters from the British Army left at Veronesh, August 1855 courtesy of Glenn Fisher
Letter Home from John Davies, 23rd RWF courtesy of Ian Smith
BOOK REVIEWS Voices from the Past: the Charge of the Light Brigade by John Grehan reviewed by Dr. Douglas J. Austin

John Roberts courtesy of Gillian Fynes
The Rare Alma Medal of Corporal Preston

1 August 2017

Volume 35 No.1 August 2017



From the Editor:
The Chairman’s Report by Glenn Fisher
The Webmaster’s Report by Tom Muir
Report of the 2017 Annual General Meeting from Ken and Lee Tough
Glasgow belongs to us … A Social Report of the AGM Weekend by Major Colin Robins


Memorials to Lord Raglan in the Crimea by Mike Hinton
Who can wonder at the deep interest? Irish popular enthusiasm for the original Crimean crisis by Dr. Paul Huddie
The Crimean ’dodge’ and a lock of hair by Glenn Fisher
A Closer Look at the Affair of the Bulganak, aka did General Palmer pollute the pool by Lawrence W. Crider

Excerpt from the Oswestry Advertiser 12 August 1908 courtesy of Ian Smith
Two Banquets celebrating the Charge by Dr. Douglas J. Austin
A Cooperative Venture from Tony Margrave and Philip Boys
BOOK REVIEWS The Charge of the Light Brigade: The History and Legacy of the World’s Most Famous Cavalry Charge by Charles River Editors reviewed by Lawrence W. Crider
The Charge of the Light Brigade by Deborah Bachrach reviewed by Lawrence W. Crider

In and around Bonnie Dundee by Mark Davidson
Another look at the Crimea: some lesser known photographs courtesy of Keith Smith
AGM 2017 Glasgow, looking back on an enjoyable experience (photo essay)
Online Resources: Punch and other magazines

1 April 2017

Volume 34 No.3 April 2017


From the Editor
Looking forward to AGM 2017 in Glasgow.

Cardican v. Calthorpe - reflections from Major Colin Robins
Death by drowning during the War with Russia, 1854-1856 by Mike Hinton
Miss Sally Seacole in a Robertson/Beato Photograph by Dr. Douglas J. Austin
VCs for throwing a shell out of the trenches by Tony Margrave
Technology in the Crimean War by Ian Binnie
Accommodating Officers—(Part 2) “You cannot send us too many supplies of all kinds” by Clive Cohen

Excerpts from Colonel Lefroy’s Letter about the Land Transport Corps from the late Ken Horton
A look at Sevastopol at the end of September 1856 by Colonel Zavodovskii, Translated by Mark Conrad

Thomas Edwards, 6th Dragoons—some facts by Ian Smith
Views of Chobham 1853: lithographs courtesy of the Anne S K Brown Collection
Colnaghi’s Crimean Almanac 1856 from Glenn Fisher
The Attleboro Monument to the Crimean War (photos from John Sly)
The Horses of War … observations from the Editor
John Craddock Hartopp 17th Lancers —Did he ride in the Charge by Keith Smith

1 January 2017

Volume 34 No.2 January 2017


From the Editor
Ballot for 2015 and 2016 Canon Lummis Award
James Campbell Stephen Mackie (1926-2016) by Ann Fitchett
Despatches from Captain Yuriy Kulikov: The 9th Annual Military Celebration of the Alma Engagement

‘The Soldier Slighted’ by Glenn Fisher
The 48th Northamptonshire Regiment by Major Frank Clark
Staff Lists from the Osmali Irregular Cavalry by Richard Stevenson
The 47th Regiment in the Crimean War by Major Frank Clark
A Tragic Accident at Scutari: the Drowning of Lt. MacNish, 93rd Regiment by Mike Hinton
Calthorpe’s Affidavits on Lord Cardigan at the Charge by Lawrence W. Crider
William Augustus Frederick Rooke by David Rogers
Devotion to duty at the Expense of Life: The Fire on the troopship Europa by Mike Boxall
Blunt’s Hillock by Dr Douglas Austin
Accommodating Officers—(Part 1) “Huts, like Angels’ visits are few and far between” by Clive Cohen

Transcribed from The Shrewsbury Chronicle, June 1, 1906 from Ian Smith with Editor’s notes
Pardons for Sevastopol Naval Convicts from Russkii Invalid 1857 No.2, translated by Mark Conrad

Old Balaclava: Private James Olley, Norfolk Survivor of the Charge of the Light Brigade, reviewed by Glenn Fisher