A Highly Important Crimea Medal to Private J.Strutt of the 11th Hussars who took part in the Infamou
Lot 18
A Highly Important Crimea Medal to Private J.Strutt of the 11th Hussars who took part in the Infamous Charge of the Light Brigade and was subsequently wounded in the charge, and who died in February 1855,
Sold for £11,515 (US$ 19,089) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Highly Important Crimea Medal to Private J.Strutt of the 11th Hussars who took part in the Infamous Charge of the Light Brigade and was subsequently wounded in the charge, and who died in February 1855,
Crimea 1854-56, three bars, Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol, officially impressed (J.Strutt. 11th Hussars.). Extremely fine. (1)

Footnotes

  • Private John Strutt was born at Holt in Norfolk, he enlised in the Norwich District to serve as a Private with the 11th Hussars on the 16th December 1848, his Regimental Number being 1421. He was aged 18 on joining and was 5' 8" tall, his trade being a sawyer. He received a total levy payment of £5-5-6d.

    From January 1849 until April 1850 he served at Hounslow, spending 23-25th August in confinement. In June 1850 until June 1850 he went to Norwich, with two brief visits to hospital and from the 4-9th January he spent in confinement and had 2 days pay forfeited by the Commanding Officer. From July 1851 to April of the following year he was at Nottingham, and from Jun 1852 until April 1854 his time was spent in Dublin. In May 1854 he went to Turkey spending a fair time getting there and eventually reached the Crimea in September 1854.

    He was slightly wounded in the charge on the 25th October, this being remarked on the roll. He is noted as being in hospital in January 1855 and died on the 1st February 1855, this being marked on the roll, and is buried between Kadikoi and Karani.

    His surname is Strutt on the Crimea medal rolls and Strut on the Muster rolls.

    Sold with various copied research and details of muster roll.
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