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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:11 pm    Post subject: Crimean name Reply with quote

Ghost Whisperer has found a Crimean name on a headstone.

Donald Whyte of Dores. Died Sebastapol 17/04/1855.

Can we trace his unit?

Sacred to the memory of Donald Whyte...and of his beloved wife Catherine McNaughtan ..Also to the memory of their dear children, ...Donald who fell at the Siege of Sebastobol on the 17th day of April 1855 aged 19 years...



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David McNay
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a look here:

http://www.britishmedals.us/kevin/casualty.html

with no success. As he says in his site, the casualty lists for the Crimea are not renowned for their accuracy.
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spoons



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is not listed on this site either

http://www.militarybadges.org.uk/mimage/crimea2.htm

Some of those who were killed were listed in the London Gazette, see here for examples

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/21619/pages/3354

Might be worth a search there but I can never find anything with the search facility and I could not find him in the casualties for 17th April (Gazette dated 4 May 1855).

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gents

Many thanks for looking. You may not have found Donald Whyte but you've certainly provided some cracking links.

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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a thought, he could have been in the Naval Brigade.

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