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2022-08-10 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Crimean War, 1856
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Posted by badanov 2022-08-10 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10799 views ]  Top

#1 Colorized photo. I was interested that an alternate version shows him with a blue sash(!). Hard to say what unit he is from...
Posted by magpie 2022-08-10 13:31||   2022-08-10 13:31|| Front Page Top

#2 There was 44 regiments which served in Crimea.

Looking at the badge on his left arm, he could be a King's household fusilier.
Posted by badanov 2022-08-10 13:44||   2022-08-10 13:44|| Front Page Top

#3 /\ Good eye Badanov. Bill gave up tobacco after Crimea. Offered me his tins, but I couldn't stand the stuff. Lost track of him after Alma.

Colour Sergeant William McGregor (Regimental Nº 2404), 1st Battalion Scots Fusilier Guards, July 1856. He was wounded during the Battle at the River Alma on 20th September 1854 and wears both the British Crimea and the Order of the Medjidie Turkish medals.

At the Crimean War’s end, troops gathered in Aldershot for a London victory parade. McGregor was among the soldiers photographed in Aldershot by Robert Howlett and Joseph Cundall for their series of portraits entitled ‘Crimean Heroes 1856’.
Posted by Besoeker 2022-08-10 14:25||   2022-08-10 14:25|| Front Page Top

#4 Thanks Beso
Posted by badanov 2022-08-10 14:45||   2022-08-10 14:45|| Front Page Top

#5 Thanks Besoeker. I could parse it down to "Senior British NCO, Colour Sergeant and a Royal Regiment(not a line regiment)" from my old knowledge about Napoleonic uniforms...
Posted by magpie 2022-08-10 21:39||   2022-08-10 21:39|| Front Page Top

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