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Cornet Henry John Wilkin, 11th (or Prince Albert's Own) Hussars, 1855 (c)

Photograph by Roger Fenton (1819-1869), Crimean War, 1855 (c).

John Wilkin (died 1891) rode in the Charge of the Light Brigade as the 11th Hussars' Assistant Surgeon. On 2 February 1855 he purchased the rank of cornet in the 11th, and is photographed here in full hussar dress; even his horse has its throat plume. Wilkin was a skilful horseman and excelled in the races organised in the Crimea.

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NAM. 1968-10-73-15


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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