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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W. Francis

W. Francis

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

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW1

1 memorial
Firemen Remembered

Firemen Remembered

Firemen Remembered is an independent charity dedicated to recording and remembering firemen and firewomen who served in the London Region in World War II and commemorating those who died.

Group, Armed Forces, History

6 memorials
Richard Savage, fourth Earl Rivers

Richard Savage, fourth Earl Rivers

Governor of the Tower of London, soldier who fought in Ireland for William III and notorious womanizer. Birth date uncertain. Died at home at Ealing Grove, Middlesex.

Person, Armed Forces, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Flying Officer Hugh Hamilton Roe Browne

Flying Officer Hugh Hamilton Roe Browne

Hugh Hamilton Roe Browne was born on 10 April 1902 in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, one of the four children of Peter Otho Watkin Browne (1866-1955) and Jessie Browne née Carver (1862-1933). On 18 May 1...

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW2

1 memorial