Event    From 1853  To 1856

Crimean War

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: Crimea, Russia, Turkey

War between Russia and an alliance of France, Germany, Britain, Turkey and the Kingdom of Sardinia. Major battles include those at Alma, Inkerman and Sebastopol, where they still occasionally find the remains of fallen soldiers. This war holds a number of firsts: the first to be photographed and the first to be reported by telegraph as it happened; the first to involve slaughter on a massive scale; the first to use explosives shells and trench warfare; the first to use anaesthetics. The Victoria Cross was created in 1856 to recognise acts of gallantry in this war. It was the first medal for valour awarded to servicemen of any rank. Deaths totalled over half a million, many more of disease than wounds, as Florence Nightingale revealed.

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Crimean War

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Guards

The 3 guardsmen are cast from captured Russian guns. The guns displayed at th...

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Lord Raglan

Lord Fitzroy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan, 1788 - 1855, Commander during the Cr...

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Mary Seacole statue

The statue is lit at night and the shadow of the figure on the bronze disk ph...

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Morley mosaics - KEW - Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole, born 1805. Mary learned natural medicine in Jamaica and volunte...

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Seacole - George Street

City of Westminster Mary Seacole, 1805 - 1881, Jamaican nurse, heroine of the...

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A. Allsop

A. Allsop

Employed at the Holloway bus/tram garage - Pemberton Gardens. Served and was killed in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War dead, WW1
1 memorial
W. H. Warner

W. H. Warner

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Councillor Leonard Pearl

Councillor Leonard Pearl

Leonard Pearl was born on 6 August 1908 in Mile End, London, one of at least nine children of David Pearl (1886-1919) and Rachel Pearl née Solomon (1868-1934). In the 1911 census he is shown as liv...

Person, Armed Forces, Law, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Sapper John Edward Alfred Ansley

Sapper John Edward Alfred Ansley

John Edward Alfred Ansley was born on 7 September 1895 in Battersea. He was the second of at least eleven children of Alfred Ansley (1872-1948) and Mary Ansley née Quartley (1866-1945). His birth w...

Person, Armed Forces, Turkey

War dead, WW1
1 memorial
Arthur James Goreham

Arthur James Goreham

Arthur James Goreham was born on 13 May 1899 in West Ham, the youngest of four children of William Goreham and Mary Jane Goreham née Oriss. His father was a General Labourer. The 1901 census shows ...

Person, Armed Forces, Emergency Services, Tragedy

0 memorials