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1078, Sergeant Henry VERRY - 13th Light Dragoons

Set out for but did not reach the Crimea. Died 10th of August 1854 at Yenibazar, Bulgaria.

Laurence Crider considers 1078 Henry Verry to be in fact 1018 Henry Perry, born Stockport-on-Tees, Durham, died at Yenibazar, Bulgaria - the confusion arising from clerical errors in official documents.

There was originally no information about this man in the EJBA.

When he started researching the field, Jim Boys included only those men he knew from records had actually arrived in the Crimea and were entitled to the Crimea Medal. He later accepted that this was too restrictive, but was unable to add all the men who embarked for but did not reach the Crimea. Many, for example, died en route at Varna, Bulgaria, where epidemic diseases such as cholera were rife in the camps. Others arrived too late to qualify.

The current editors are intending to include these men, and will be adding information as soon as possible.

Further information: Lawrence Crider, In Search of the Light Brigade, 3rd edition, p. 415 (as "Verry"), p. 397 (as "Perry").

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