LIVES OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE
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1652, Private James ALLEN — 11th Hussars
Death, burial & memorialisation
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Born in Liverpool c.1836
Death & burial
[PB: Is it possible that 1652 James Allen emigrated to Canada, and that the following refers to him? Incidentally, the item says "witnessed" not "participated" in the Charge, but this may have meant the same thing. Clarify.]
"SAW THE CHARGE. A Crimean veteran believed to be the last surviving witness of the charge of the Light Brigade, has died at Windsor, Ontario. This old soldier was Mr James Allen, aged 97, who spent his last days in the Essex County Old Folks Home. He was a soldier under the British flag for most of his active life. No relatives are known to survive him — Reuter."
[Source: Edinburgh Evening News, 12th of September 1932.]
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