24 April 2017

Volume 34 No.1 October 2016



From the Editor

Crimean War Research Society (2014) Report of the 2016 Annual General Meeting
(with update) from Ken and Lee Tough

Crimean War Research Society 2016 Society Weekend 15-17 April - a social report from Major Colin Robins

CWRS 2016 AGM (photographs) courtesy of Dr. Douglas Austin

The Gift of the Order of the Bath to French Army and Navy Officers by Tony Margrave

Joseph Dyer of the Mounted Staff Corps by Diane Oldman and Peter Conole

A Comparison of a Photograph with a Woodcut Engraving by Dr. Douglas Austin

A Mystery at Sandringham noted by Major Colin Robins

‘Nothing but death, death on every side’ by Peter McAlister

Two Crimean War Revolvers and Their Owners by Alan Overton

Simpson’s Watercolour Image of the Balaklava North Valley (V&A Collection) from Dr. Douglas

Balaklava in 3D: An Anaglyph derived from 2002 SRTM Radar Data by Dr. Douglas Austin .
Florence Nightingale and G. F. Watts by Mark Davidson

“Friendly Fire” - 1855 Style: The Enquiry by Douglas Austin, Mike Hinton, Tony James, and
Tony Margrave

Edward Armitage, RA (1817-1896), Crimean War Artist by Dr. Jill Armitage

Famous Regiments of the Crimean War: 47th Foot by Major Frank Clark


None in this issue


Crimea Sabre—The Valorous Deeds, Scandalous Conduct, and Mysterious Death of Alexander
Roberts Dunn, VC by Pete White, reviewd by Lawrence W. Crider

The Crimean War and Irish Society by Paul Huddie, reviewed by Lawrence W. Crider

Can Her Glory Ever Fade—a life of Mary Seacole, ‘the black nurse who went to the Crimea’
by Jay Margrave (paid advertisement)

1 April 2016

Volume 33 No.2 April 2016


Nolan at Balaklava: Part VII: Raglan, Cardigan and Queen Victoria by Dr. Douglas Austin
Williams at Kars — Hero or Hindrance by John Barham
Richard Sands, 5th Dragoon Guards by Glenn Fisher
David Stanley 1830-1893 by Sue Graves
Famous Regiments of the Crimea (56th Foot) by Major Frank Clark
Officers of the 60th Don Cossack Regiment by Mark Conrad
Crimean History Festival 2015 from Captain Yuri Kulikov
The Staff and Orbat of the Osmanli Irregular Forces 1855-56 by Tony Margrave

Letters of Brigadier J. Yorke Scarlett (and excerpt from Margrave’s Officers from Tony Margrave)
Excerpts from the obituary of William Howard Russell (from The Western Mail, 16 February 1907
Corporal Robert Shields, 23rd Royal Fusiliers (excerpt from the 12 Aug 1908 BCA from Ian Smith

Beatson’s Mutiny: The Turbulent Career of a Victorian Soldier by Richard Stevenson, reviewed by Lawrence W. Crider
Passages on the Crimean War, the campaign diary of Private Richard Barnham, 38th South Staffs Foot, reviewed by Major Colin Robins
Oswestry soldiers of the Peninsular War, Waterloo, and the Crimean War by Paul Ridgley and Ian and Helen Smith, reviewed by Major Colin Robins

Nolan photograph discovered?
The Defining Moments: The Charge of the Light Brigade Ben Macintyre at the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2nd October 2015

1 September 2015

Volume 33 No.1 September 2015


From the Editor and items of interest
Chairman’s Report by Glenn Fisher
Webmaster’s Report by Tom Muir
Crimean War Research Society (2014) Report on Annual General Meeting by Ken Tough
Ceremony at Oswestry Town Museum 1 June 2015 by David Rogers
The CWRS AGM Weekend 24-26 April 2015 by Major Colin Robins

Mary Seacole’s Hut? : Illustrated London News and Blackwood Sketch by Dr. Douglas Austin.
20th Company Sappers and Miners (&c) by Diane Oldman
A History of a Crimean War Charity (Seaton Foundation) by Dr. Paul Huddie
Lord Cardigan at Balaklava: a reappraisal by John Barham
Sir Colin Campbell: Command Denied by Adrian Greenwood
Dr. John W. Morton of Tennessee: an American Surgeon in the Crimea by Tony R. Margrave
Famous Regiments of the Crimean War: 31st Regiment of Foot by Major F. A. O. Clark
Strange Cargo by Diane Oldman
The Osmanli Irregular Cavalry: Organising Britain’s Bashi Bazouks by Richard Stevenson
Kinsmen in the Crimean War: the tragic loss of two young baronets named Young by Mike Hinton

The Maturation of Lord Ernest Vane Tempest from the news transcribed by Lawrence W. Crider

“Victoria’s Scottish Lion: The Life of Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde by Adrian Greenwood, reviewed by

Colin Robins
“Turkish Uniforms of the Crimean War: a handbook of uniforms by Chris Flaherty, reviewed by Peter

“The Windsor Court Martial by Major Colin Robins, reviewed by Rod Robinson

Honour for Philip Haythornthwaite by Major Colin Robins

1 April 2015

Volume 32 No.2 April 2015

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From the Editor
About the Cover: The Bandsmen by Jeff Bennett
Royal Marine Brigade Muster by Tom Muir
Roger Fenton — a Trail Blazer by John Barham
A Journey to Disputed Crimea by Wendy Leahy and Diana Enser
How and when did Mary Seacole get to the Crimea by Tony Margrave
Sergeant James Scarfe, the Gentleman Lancer by Glenn Fisher
The Balaklava of Balaklava: Sir George Cathcart’s Morning Report by Dr. Douglas J. Austin
Famous Regiments of the Crimean War: the 38th Foot by Major Frank A. O. Clark
Crimean Letters (Brevet-Colonel Henry W.S. Bunbury) from Colonel Peter Knox
‘The English Prisoners in Russia’ reviewed by Lawrence W. Crider
Silistria Fortifications: a jaundiced look at contemporary maps courtesy of David Williams
A Visit to Silistria 2001 with notes and photographs from David Williams
A Belgian Knife-pistol
George Wombwell’s Grave photos and comments from Mike Morris
Russian Conveyances mentioned in Royer (illustrations)
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