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TWC Vol28 No2 Jul 10

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TWC Vol28 No2 Jul 10 Summary

The War Correspondent July 2010, Volume 28 Number 2


From the Editor 2

Mentioned in Despatches by David Cliff 3

Treasurer’s Report—Crimean War Research Society Accounts 2009/2010 by Lee Abbott-Clements 11

Report on the 26th Annual General Meeting by David Cliff 13

The Crimean Weekend in Chatham, May 2010—a report from Major Colin Robins 21

Obituary Bob Glover Hon FDIPP, 1936-2010 by Tony Margrave 23

In Remembrance — Bob Glover 24

AGM Activities 2010 (photos) courtesy of Dr Douglas J. Austin 36

Special Publications Now Available Online from Mark Davidson 44


Images of Lieutenant-Colonel William Morris, 17th Lancers by Glenn Fisher 6

The Evolution of the Floating Batteries of the Crimean War by Lawrence W. Crider 12

The Royal Scots Fusiliers by Major Frank Clark 15

Bob, the Scots Fusilier’s Dog by Major F A O Clark, formerly Grenadier Guards and Intelligence Corps 25

The French Navy in the Black Sea 1854-1856 (Part Two) by Tony Margrave 28

905 Sergeant Henry Pavey, 6th Inniskilling Dragoons by Ian and Helen Smith 37

Florence Nightingale’s Twentieth Century Biographers by Hugh Small 41

A Service to Celebrate the Life of Florence Nightingale from Chairman Peter Knox 43


Thomas Ryan and the Charge of the Light Brigade? by Chris Poole 19

A Testimonial to Moynihan V. C. from Robert Bonner 39


The War Department and the Bashi Bazouks by Major-General W. F. Beatson / reviewed by Lawrence W. Crider 38


5 Admiral Lyon’s Unforgettable Reply — an amusing tale MARK DAVISON

27 The Duchy of What? — a question for the membership

35 George Gardner/Gardiner, 13th Light Dragoons, info on a Charger MIKE HINTON

40 Andrew Moynihan, V. C.—more details on a brave soldier


Society business is a primary theme in this edition, with Lee Abbott-Clement’s report on our financial
status, David Cliff’s report on the AGM, Colin Robin’s report on the AGM weekend, Douglas Austin’s photographic coverage of AGM activities, Mark Davidson’s review of Special Publications available online; we also note with sadness the passing of Bob Glover with an obituary by Tony Margrave supplemented by a page of member’s comments and photos of and by Bob. Moving on the war, Glenn Fisher provides an article on the rare images of Lieutenant Colonel William Morris, along with his usual expert commentary. Tony Margrave continues with the illuminating and fact filled “Part Two” of his series on the French Navy, which conveniently adds supplementary facts to my brief article on the Evolution of the Floating Batteries. Frank Clark gives us a brief history of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and in an accompanying article tells the story of the regimental mascot, Bob. Robert Bonner finds evidence of a unique event, the British Italian Legions’ attendance at a celebration honouring VC winner Andrew Moynihan. I add a brief bio of Moynihan, for those who are unaware of his exploits; also on the biographical front we find Chris Poole’s inquiry into another (possible?) Light Brigade Charger — Thomas Ryan of the 17th Lancers, while Ian and Helen Smith share some research into the life of Sergeant Henry Pavey of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons. Hugh Small shares some insights into the motivations and possible prejudices of the best known of Florence Nightingale’s biographers, and Chairman Peter Knox shares a few details of his visit to the service to celebrate Florence Nightingale’s life. I add a book review of General Beatson’s revealing and unpublished response to the War Department regarding the Bashi Bazouks and a query about the Duchy of Nassau. Mark Davidson chimes in with a charming tale of naval etiquette, Mike Hinton shares the source of more information on Charger George Gardiner/Gardner and David Cliff and I finish off with our usual columns.

About the cover:
It’s back to Russia for the next front cover. The illustration shows ‘The Leetkye Battery, part of the Kronstadt defences, receiving messages’. My source for the background image is a print showing the interior of the battery. It was first published in Kronstadt Fortress by A A. Rasdolgin and Y A Skorikov (1988). The battery’s name is my transliteration. I’ve assumed that, in the pre-Internet age, messages were frequently passed by flag signal – rather than via a grubby note in a rowing boat. Jeff Bennett.

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