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1475, Private G VOKES - 13th Light Dragoons

Set out for but did not reach the Crimea. He died on the 21st of August 1854 at Scutari.

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. 416.

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