"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 (they arrived DATE?) and were therefore 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 died en route, for example at Varna, Bulgaria, where epidemic diseases such as cholera were rife in the camps. Others arrived too late to qualify [DATE?].
The current editors are intending to include these men, and will be adding information as soon as possible.