Edwin Hughes

Edwin Hughes

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Troop Sergeant Major Edwin Hughes, known as 'Balaclava Ned', was the last survivor of the famous Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War of 1854-56. He was born in Wrexham, Wales on 12 December 1830, and died in Blackpool on 14 May 1927, aged 96. He is buried in Layton Cemetery. Hughes was one of nine children born to William (a tin-plate worker) and Mary (n e Jones) Hughes. He was baptised at St. Giles Church in Wrexham on 5 January 1831. Hughes became a shoemaker until he joined the 13th Light Dragoons, part of the Light Brigade, at Liverpool on 1 November 1852. He joined his regiment at Hounslow as 1506 Private Hughes, and in 1854 he sailed with them from Portsmouth to the Crimea.show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135698141
  • 9786135698145