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Massey, late 19th Regiment; Lieutenant-Colonel George Stevens, late 20th Regiment; Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh Dennis Crofton, late 20th Regiment; Nerseant Joseph Campbell, 20th Regiment; Major Paget Bayly, late 30th Regiment; Colonel George Staunton, 31st Regiment; Lieutenant George Foteland, 33rd Regiment; Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Denis Kelley, 34lh Regiment; Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Newport Finley, 39th Regiment; Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Robert Rollo, 42nd Regiment; LieutenantColonel Andrew Browne, 44th Regiment; Lieutenant-Colonel Colin Frederick Campbell, 46th Regiment. Major Fitzwilliam Frederick Hunter, 47th Regiment; Lieutenant-Colonel Benjamin Riky, 48th Regiment; Captain George Henry Lamb, 49lh Regiment; Private Thomas Regan, 50th Regiment; Captain Henry Reynolds Werge, 55th Regiment; Captain William George Margesson. 56th Regiment; Lieutenant-Colonel William Inglis, 57th Regiment; Lieutenant-Colonel William Lennox Ingall, C.B., 62nd Regiment; Major William Frederick Carter, 63rd Regiment; Private John M'Gowan, 63rd Regiment; Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Blount, 68th Regiment; LieutenantColonel Robert Jocelyn Straton, C.B., 77th Regiment; Lieutenant-Colonel George Dixon, C.B., 77th Regiment.

Commanders.—Colonel Augustus Halifax Terryman,C.B ,89th Regiment; Colonel Robert Parker Campbell, 90th Regiment; Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Sebastian Leilh Hay, 3rd Regiment; Major Richard Francis Waldo Sibthorp, 97th Regiment; Major Frederick Robert Elrington ; Major Edward Newdigate.

Royal Artillery.—Lieutenant-Colonel George Robert Barker; Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Anthony Shrapnel Biddulph; Sergeant John Devine.

Royal Engineers.—Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Thomas Lloyd; Major Charles Brisbane Ewart.

By a decree bearing the same date the Legion of Honor has been conferred upon the following Naval Officers:—

Grand Cross.—Vice-Admiral Sir James Whitley Deans Dundas.

Grand Officer.Rear-Admiral Sir Houston Stewart; Rear-Admiral the Hon. Sir Montague Stopford; Rear-Admiral Sir Stephen Lushington; Capt. the Hon Henry Keppel.

Officers.Rear-Admiral Hemy Francis Greville; Rear-Admiral Lord George Paulet; Rear-Admiral Lord Edward Russell; Captain Sidney Colpoys Dacres; Captain George St. Vincent King; Captain the Hon. James Robert Drummond; David Deas, chief surgeon of the Fleet.

Knights.—Captain Edward Tatham; Captain Charles Joseph Frederick Ewart; Captain Octavkis Cumberland; Captain George Le Geyt Bowyear; Captain George Ommanney Wiles; Captain Joseph Grant Bickford; Captain William Everard Alphonse Gordon; Captain Samuel H. Derriman; Captain Francis Pender Porteus; Captain Charles Thomas Dench; Captain Charles Murray Anesley; Captain William Kynaston Joliffe; Captain John Francis Ross; Captain Henry Wandesford Comber; Lieutenant William Henry Pym; Lieutenant Charles Fairholme; Lieutenant Sackville William Heniker 1'hoinpMh; Lieutenant Joseph Samuel Hudson; Lieutenant John Guy Courteuy Evered; Henry Paul; George Henry Kerr Bower; Charles Raguenau Pecco Forbes; Lieutenant Thomas Thelwall Bullock; Lieutenant William Melancthon Sanctuary; Lieutenant James Edward Hunter; Charles Augustus Hayward; James Carmichael, M.D.; Richard Denton Mason, M.D.; William Vern'-n Eliakim Reynolds; Ahmutz Irwin; Edward Thorne; William Hamilton; Matthew Hewbz; Henry Cooper; William Hayinan, carpenter; George Rowe, Vesuvius ,• William Major, Ardent; David Barry, Cracker; F'irst . Lieutenant Edward Henderson, Starr; First Lieutenant Henry Hewett; First Lieutenant Henry Bradley Roberts; First Lieutenant Charles Jolliffe; First Lieutenant Francis Worgan Festing; First Lieutenant William Pitman; First Lieutenant Joseph Rowland Brookes.


The following is a supplemental list of non-commissioned officers and soldiers selected for recommendation to His Majesty the Emperor of the French to receive the decoration of the French military war medal:—

4th Regiment or Dragoon Guards.—Regimental Sergeant-Major William Joice—Exemplary and uniform good conduct during the campaign of 1854 and 1855.

Sergeant Richard Cooke—Exemplary and uniform good conduct during the campaign of 1854 and 1855.

Private Patrick Hogan—Exemplary and uniform good conduct during the campaign of 1854 and 1855.

5th Dragoon Guards.—Acting Regimental Sergeant-Major J. Russell—Served during the whole Eastern campaign from May, 1854, until the end of the war, and was never absent from his duty a single day. He was present at the battle of Balaklava, on which occasion he had his horse killed under him, but procured for himself a second horse, and immediately rejoined the regiment. He was also present at Inkermann, and during the whole war exerted himself in every possible way for the good of his regiment.

Troop Sergeant-Major S. Griffith—Served throughout the whole Eastern campaign from May, 1854. While the regiment was in Bulgaria, and cholera raging to a fearful extent, he was most indefatigable in attending to the wants of the sick, and in exerting himself to the utmost, night and day, to rescue his comrades from that malady. He was present at the battles of Balaklava and Inkermann, and never absent from duty during the whole period of the war, incessantly doing his best for the good of the men of his regiment.

Troop Sergeant-Major William Stewart—Served in the Eastern campaign from May, 1854, until the end of the war. Was present at the battle of Balaklava, on which occasion he had two horses killed under him, but still continued to act, procuring a third horse and remaining in action with his regiment. Was present at Inkermann, and never absent from his duty a single day throughout the war, during the whole of which trying time he never relaxed in his endeavours to benefit the men and horses of the regiment.

Oth Dragoon Guards.—Regimental Sergeant-Major William Lyons—Length of service.

Private Thomas Edwards—Length of service.

1st Dragoons.—Troop Sergeant-Major John Norris—Served as troop sergeantmajor during the whole of the Eastern campaign. Was present at the action of Balaklava, where he distinguished himself by defending himself against four Russian Hussars, one of whom he killed, and whose horse he captured.

Troop Sergeant-Major Matthew Bailey—Served as a sergeant during the whole of the Eastern campaign. Distinguished himself on patrol duty when his party was attacked by some Cossacks. Never missed a day's duty, and was always a valuable man on pickets.

Private John Savage—Served during the whole of the Eastern campaign. Distinguished himself on outpost duty, and by his care and attention to his horse during the severe winter. Never missed a tour of duly from sickness or any other cause.

2nd Dragoons.—Regimental Sergeant-Major John Greene, Troop SergeantMajor George Tisley, and Private Andrew Wilson—Gallantry in the field at the battle of Balaklava on the 25th of October, 1854, and exemplary good conduct during the whole of the campaign, and during their periods of service.

4th Light Dragoons.—Regimental Sergeant-Major James W. Kelly, Sergeant John Andrews, Privates Thomas Guthrie and George M'Gregor—Gallant and distinguished conduct in the charge of Light Cavalry Brigade on the 25th of October, 1854. Served during the whole campaign of 1854-5. Were present at the battles of Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Traktir, and expedition to Eupatoria in October, 1855.

6th Dragoons.—Troop Sergeant-Major T. J. Wakefield, Troop Sergeant Major Andrew Morton, Trumpeter Thomas Monkes—Gallantry in the field at the battle of Balaklava on 25th of October, 1854, and served with uniform good conduct during the whole of the campaign.

8th Hussars.—Troop Sergeant-Major John Pickworth, Sergeant Charles ilacauley, Corporal James Donaghue, and Private John Martin.—These men charged with the Light Brigade at Balaklava; were also present in the ranks at Alma and Inkermann, and served with the regiment throughout the war.

10th Hussars.—Troop Sergeant-Major William Finch—This non-commissioned officer was present with his troop, which was engaged with the enemy lear Kertch on the 2lst of September, 1855, and by his example and personal bravery was a great support to the officer in charge of the party, which, owing to the superior force of the enemy, was compelled to retire.

12th Lancers.—Corporal J. W. Cannings—Served as orderly to the commandng officer in the actions of Tchourgan and Tchernaya, and the whole of the operations round Eupatoria, under General D'Allonville.

Trumpeter John Earson—Served as field trumpeter to the commanding officer n the actions of Tchourgan and Tchernaya, and the whole of the operations round Eupatoria, under General D'Allonville.

13th Light Dragoons.—Regimental Sergeant-Major Thomas G. Johnson— Served the Eastern campaign, including the reconnaissance on the Danube under Lord Cardigan, battles of Balaklava and Inkermann, siege of Sebastopol, and expedition to Eupatoria.

Sergeant Richard Davis—Served the Eastern campaign, including the affairs of Bulganak and M'Kenzie's Farm, battles of Alma, Balaklava, and Inkermann, and siege of Sebastopol and expedition to Eupatoria,

Private George Dearlove—Ditto.

Private John Fenton—Ditto.

17th Lancers.—Regimental Sergeant-Major Charles Wooden, Sergeant John Shearingham, Sergeant James Nunnerly, and Private Charles Watson—Alma, Balaklava, and Inkermann, and were never absent from their duties.

3rd Foot.—Sergeant William Heves—Particularly mentioned for gallant conduct at the assault on the Redan on the 8th of September, 1856, with ladder party,

Private William Brown—The first man of the regiment who entered the works at the assault on the Great Redan on the 8th of September. With covering party.

Private John Connors, Private John Eagan, and Private John Hall—Distinguished themselves at the assault on the Great Redan on the 8th of September, 1156. With the covering party.

Private John Walsh—Highly spoken of by the officer in command of the covering party at the assault of the Redan on the 8th of September; mentioned also by several other officers under whose observation he came.

The whole of these men have been repeatedly mentioned for their soldier-like behaviour throughout the siege.

9th Foot.—Sergeant George Ripton—Conspicuous for gallantry in the trenches throughout the siege of Sebastopol.

Sergeant Ezekiel Firmin—Exposed himself to great personal risk on the 18th of June, 1855, in order to succour Lieutenant-Colonel Lowth, 38th Regiment, when wounded.

Private D. M'Mahon—Exposed himself and rescued a wounded comrade in the trenches on the 18th of August, 1855, when the working party to which he belonged was driven back by the destructive fire of the enemy.

Private Christopher Farrell—Rejoined 9th after volunteering to 68th Light Infantry, with which he served with credit at Alma, Inkermann, and throughout the siege; volunteered for and behaved well during the capture of the Quarries on the 7th of June, 1855.

Private John Redmond—Distinguished himself as a volunteer for the advance I'ftrty during attack on Cemetery, 18th of June, 1855, and generally in the trenches 'luring siege.

17th Foot.—Corporal Philip Smith—Distinguished himself by going out on the glacis of the Great Redan several times on the 18th of June, 1855, after the assault, under very heavy fire, and bringing in several wounded men on his Wk. Never missed a duty. Present during the whole time.

Private John Davis—Distinguished himself by cool bravery and remarkably steady gallantry at the assault on the Great Redan on the 18th of June, 1855. Imported by the officers and several men of his company. Wounded twice.

Private Richard Hogan—Distinguished by his officers and many of his comrades for superior intelligence in the trenches. Always ready and forward for any duty there. Never missed a duty. Present with his regiment during the whole period of service in the Crimea. Always cheering and encouraging his comrades. Wounded.

Private Thomas Lawless—Distinguished as one of seven men who went out of the glacis of the Great Redan at the assault on the 18th of June, 1855, under very heavy fire, and brought in the dead body of their captain, John Croker.

Private Benjamin Vaughan—Distinguished at the assault on the Great Redan on the 18th of June, 1856, when orderly to the commanding officer, for cool courage and steadiness. Firelock broken in his hand by a shot.

39th Foot.—Private Michael Boyle—On the 25th of April, 1855, volunteered to bring in a soldier of another regiment who was lying wounded outside the advanced line of sentries beyond the " Ovens,"—a work, at the hour of day when it was performed, of considerable danger. He performed the duty well, and was highly spoken of the following morning by the late Captain Maunsell. Was also one of the party on the Woronzoff-road on the 2nd of August, 1855, when a sortie of the Russians, reported to consist of 2,000 men, attacked the chevaux-de-frise. He was always present, and never missed any trench duty.

Colour-Sergeant James Garrett—Conduct highly spoken of by all ranks for conspicuous gallantry, coolness, and intrepidity on all occasions while on duty in the trenches. It has also been stated that, while under medical treatment, and with an unhealed blister on him, he joined his regiment on the 18th of June, knowing that an important attack was assigned to the brigade to which he belonged, and was obliged to go into hospital immediately on his return.

Private Lawrence Lind—On the evening of the 18th of June, when a party of the 39th were stationed in the trenches overlooking the Cemetery, which that day had been taken possession of by the brigade under Sir William Eyre, cries and groans of a wounded man attracted attention. Lieutenant Smyth, in command of the party, asked for volunteers to accompany him and ascertain the cause, and states that Lawrence Lind, Martin Lyons, and M'Cluskey, of the light company, cheerfully volunteered to accompany him, and they brought in a wounded sergeant of the 38th Foot, who had been lying for fifteen hours at some distance Irom the Cemetery in advance. The party attracted the attention of the enemy, and consequently had to perform the duty under a heavy fire, and approached very close to the Russian sentries. On another occasion Major Leckie states that Lawrence Lind Volunteered his services to go out in advance of the ordinary sentries, under trying circumstances.

Sergeant George Pegram—Almost every officer has on various occasions spoken most highly of the service in the trenches of Sergeant Pegram, as a remarkably brave, willing, and forward non-commissioned officer. In former years, in 1843, his conduct attracted attention at Maharajpore, where the regiment suffered so severely, and he had previously obtained the character of being a brave soldier under Sir De Lacy Evans in Spain.

Private Michael Ryan—Has the character of having been always a forward and daring soldier. On the 29th March, when a part of the guard went, before it was dark, towards the Woronzoff-road, under Captain Baird, and brought on a fire from which Colour-Sergeant James Rodd lost his life, Ryan is reported to have been one of four men who behaved remarkably well. On the 25th of April he was on sentry on the chevaux-de-frise on the Woronzoff-road when the enemy opened a heavy fire, and remained at his post steadily and attracted attention by his good conduct. On the 2nd of August, on the occasion of the large sortie referred to in Michael Bugle's case, Ryan was on sentry, and when driven in kept retreating up the hill on one side of the ravine, and continued firing on the Russians till they finally abandoned the attack. He was wounded on the 23rd of May, when going to the trenches, in the thigh, by a splinter from a shell.

02nd Foot.—Sergeant William Reilly—Served in the trenches from the arrival of the regiment in the Crimea, on the 12th of November, 1854, till the fall of Sebastopol, on the 9th of September, 1855, and was present with the regiment on all occasions of its being engaged against the enemy during that period. Private Michael Brophy—Ditto.

Private James M'Kee—Ditto.

Private Thomas Carney—Served in the trenches from the arrival of the regiment in the Crimea, on the 12th of November, 1854, till the fall of Sebastopol, on the 9th of September, 1855, and was present with the regiment on all occasions of its being engaged against the enemy during that period; and was mentioned in General Simpson's despatch as having volunteered to bring in wounded men from the front on the 8th of September, 1855.

Private John M'Carthy—Served in the trenches from the arrival of the regiment in the Crimea, on 12th of November, 1854, till the fall of Sebastopol, on the Uth of September, 1855, and was present with the regiment on all occasions of its being engaged against the enemy during that period. Was severely wounded at the attack on the Redan on the 8th of September, 1855.

Drummer Thomas Finnigan—Served with the regiment from its arrival in the Crimea, on the 12th of November, 1854, and was present at the attack on the Quarries, 7th of June, 1855; the attack on the Redan, 18th of June 1855; and, on the 8th of September, 1855, upon which latter occasion his conduct was most :onspicuous.

Cmrd Foot.—Sergeant-Major Robert Hughes—Distinguished himself in the trenches before Sebastopol, 3rd of October, 1855, being with a company of the regiment far in advance to cover a working party, and the company being exposed to a cross fire; he showed great coolness and intrepidity, keeping the men steady and firm; and subsequently, the colours of the regiment having been brought from the camp by a company left to guard them, and afterwards ordered out, he took one of the colours, and carried it under a heavy fire. He was wounded at Inkermann, but, notwithstanding, was very instrumental in defending an officer of the regiment who had been severely wounded. He continued with his regiment the whole war.

Colour-Sergeant James Ward—When in the trenches on a sortie of the enemy, which excited some alarm, immediately went round the sentries, and posted himself with the most advanced one, and took a prominent part in repulsing the enemy, maintaining the character he had acquired during previous engagements.

Colour-Sergeant William Morris—At the battle of Inkermann, finding himself far in advance, with a number of men, he collected them, took the command, and, though attacked by superior numbers, he maintained his post, repulsing the attacking party.

Sergeant William Ahern—During the battle of Inkermann a portion of the regiment in their ardour having gone beyond their pesition, and on their return it being known that Ensign Clutterbuck was killed, and that his body was left on the field, Sergeant Ahern instantly volunteered to fetch it, and, being accompanied by a private, he went far in advance, and brought in the body. On the same day, the only officer of his company being wounded, he took the command of the company, and held it during the charge, maintaining discipline and conduct.

Private John M'Gowan—At the battle of Inkermann behaved in a particularly Rallant and bold manner, charging, forwarding, and being the first to clear a breastwork in pursuit of the enemy. In the trenches he exhibited a cool and dauntless bearing on every occasion of danger.

Private Daniel Sullivan—One of his comrades being made prisoner at the battle of Inkermann by five of the enemy, he rushed at them, killed three, and rescued his comrade. He was in the battle, and on every occasion, whether in the trenches or in open field, distinguished for his valour and spirit.

71st Foot.—Colour Sergeant James Hughes; Privates William Don, Roger Martin, and Alexander Rattray—For distinguished conduct.

Total 73

List already printed 327

Distributed in the Crimea—Total .. 400

List of Non-commissioned officers and Soldiers recommended to receive the One Hundred French Military War Medals reserved for those who had returned home previous to the Distribution of the above Decoration in the Crimea:— 4th Dragoon Guards.—Sergeant-Major Joseph Drake—Exemplary conduct in living in the same tents with, and unremitting attention to, numerous men when U. 8. Mao., No. 342, Mat, 1857. K

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