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Officers' War Services in the Black Sea
 
(Transcribed from The New Army List by H.G. Hart, 1859.)
 
Shortcuts to the War Services of each officer below:
 
Hurdle | J. Fraser | Holloway | Campbell | Mitchell | Hopkins | S. Fraser | March | Payne | Hadfield | Spalding | Marriott | Timpson | Aslett
McCallum | Clavell | Rodney | Adair | G. Alexander | Blyth | Wylde | J. Elliott | Gwyn | Allen | Digby | Jackson | Usher | Spratt | C. Ellis | Davis
Draffen | F. Alexander | Cox | Butcher | Starr | A. Ellis | Ansell | Gregory | H.G. Elliot | Hewett | McArthur | Roberts | Shute | Parke | Maskery
Macnamara | A.A. Douglas | Dalby | Thelwall | C. Jolliffe | Jeffreys | Jull | W. Taylor | E.F. Pritchard | Carrington | Hawkey | Spry | Pym
Cooper | Wolrige | Meade | Evans | Walton | R.J.H. Douglas | Lloyd | Ruel | Thomas | Foster | Festing | Dadson | Shanks | Pitman | Mairis
Lennox | Murray | Tinmouth | Nurse | Brutton | Suther | Le Grand | R.F. Tayler | Ozzard | E.B. Pritchard | Broughton | Parry | Macdonald
H.G. Campbell | Brookes | Studdert | Ayre | Meheux | Hockings | Johns | Critchell | Nason | Steele | Richards | Dowse | Curry | Fitzgerald
Burlton | Casey
Here are the War Services of the the Royal Marine officers who served ashore in the Crimea with the R.M. Brigade; with the Light Division; at Eupatoria; with the R.N. Brigade; on the Kertch and Kinburn expeditions, and service in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, but were still alive in 1859. The eight who had been part of the original landing of 35 officers of the RMB ashore, but died before 1859 are added at the bottom of the page. Their war services are transcribed from either the 1856; 1857; or 1858 Hart's Army Lists, or the pages of other publications, notably Hardwicke's Annual Biography, The Gentleman's Magazine, or The Times.
 
Please note that those officers who were not part of the original 35, did serve ashore with the RMB later in the campaign, but died before 1859, are not yet included in this page.
 
So, the majority of War Services are transcribed from:
 
THE NEW ARMY LIST by H.G. Hart, 1859 [ PDF at Google Books ]  DOWNLOAD
 
— which, again, thanks to Google, is available full–view behind the above link. A few War Services which are missing from the 1859 volume, are transcribed from either the 1856, 1857 or 1858 volumes. These appear at the bottom of the page. (Hart's Annual Lists for 1856, 1857, and 1858 are available at Google Books). Please note that at the moment this page only includes the War Services of those Royal Marine officers who served in the Crimea and Black Sea theatre. Those who only served in the Baltic expeditions or elsewhere, may well be added at a later date.
 
Officers' ranks are shown in the titles for summer 1854. The War Services quoted show their rank at time of publication.
 

 
 Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Hurdle:
CB     Off     3rd N  B   S     

 
11 Colonel Hurdle was at the attack on the forts and harbour of Courageaux in 1815; and battle of Navarino in 1827 (War Medal with one Clasp). He served during the revolutionary war in Greece in 1828, and received the Cross of the Redeemer of Greece. Was present in the engagement at Punta Obligada in the river Parana on the 20th Nov. 1845, for which he received the Brevet rank of Major. Commanded the Brigade of Royal Marines serving with the army in the Crimea, including the battle of Balaklava, siege and fall of Sevastopol in 1854-55; commanded the 2nd Brigade of the Army at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasps, CB., Aide-de-Camp to the Queen, Officer of the Legion of Honor, Sardinian Medal, and 3rd Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 Lieutenant-Colonel John Fraser:
 S     

 
17 Colonel Fraser commanded a battalion of Royal Marines in the Crimea at the siege of Sebastopol in 1854 (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Holloway:
CB Off     4th  S     

 
18 Colonel Holloway commanded a battalion of Royal Marines in the Crimea during the siege of Sebastopol in 1854-55, until its fall, and was employed at the occupation of Kertch, and advance on Yeni Kalé, also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp, Officer of the Legion of Honor, Sardinian Medal, and 4th Class of the Medjidie). In Aug 1847 was appointed to command a Brigade ordered for special service in China; was present during the blockade of the Canton river, landing before and storming of Canton — wounded (CB.), and was appointed one of the three Allied Commissioners for the government of that Province in 1858.
 
 
 
 Lieutenant-Colonel Fielding Alexander Campbell:
4th  S     

 
19 Colonel F.A. Campbell served with the R.M. Battalion on the north coast of Spain. Served with the combined force before the town of Sebastopol during the siege in 1854-55; was on the expedition to and occupation of Kertch, and advance on Yeni Kalé; commanded the First Battalion of the R.M. Brigade serving in the Crimea, until the fall of Sebastopol, also with expedition to and surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp, and 4th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 Lieutenant-Colonel John Mitchell:
       

 
21 Colonel Mitchell served with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea in 1855; also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal).
 
 
 
 Captain William Friend Hopkins:
CB Kt     4th  B   I   S     

 
26 Lt.-Col. Hopkins served with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea in 1854-55; in command of the 1st Battalion on the heights of Balaklava at the attack of the Russians on that place, and from the time of its landing until detached in command of four companies to join the Light Division of the Army before Sebastopol, with which he remained doing duty in camp and in the advanced trenches during the siege from Nov. 1854 to March 1855, and commanded the Royal Marines engaged at the at the battle of Inkerman (mentioned in Dispatches, and promoted Brevet Major): afterwards commanded the 1st Battalion at Balaklava from March to June 1855 (Medal and three Clasps, Brevet Lt.Col., CB., Knight of the Legion of Honor, Sardinian Medal, and 4th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 Captain Simon Fraser:
S     5th  B   S     

 
30 Lt.-Col. Simon Fraser served throughout the campaign in Syria (Medal and Clasp and Turkish Medal), including the storming and capture of Sidon (in command of three companies which forced the Citadel Gate), surrender of Beyrout, bombardment and capture of St. Jean d'Acre. Served with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea in 1854-56; including the battle of Balaklava, and siege of Sebastopol, acted as Major in the Marine Batteries, and in command of No.3 Battery was actively engaged at the battle of Balaklava (Medal and two Clasps, Brevet Major, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 Captain William Henry March:
Kt     5th  B   I   S     

 
33 Lt.-Col. March served with the R. Marine Battalion on the north coast of Spain from 1836 to 1840, and was present in all the affairs in which the battalion took part, including the battle of Hernani. Served with the R.M. Brigade during the campaign in the Crimea and siege of Sebastopol; was attached to the Light Division of the Army at the battles of Balaklava and Inkerman — severely wounded (Medal and three Clasps, Brevet Major, Knight of the Legion of Honor, Sardinian Medal, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 Captain Gallway Byng Payne:
    5th  S     

 
34 Lt.-Col. Payne served in R. Marine Battalion on the north coast of Spain during the Carlist War in 1838-39. Served in the Crimea from the 18th of Sept. 1854 to the termination of the siege of Sebastopol. Commanded Battalion of R. Marines in occupation and defence of Eupatoria in Oct. 1854; also the 2nd Battalion in camp near Baidar from June 1855, attached to Sir Colin Campbell's Brigade (Medal and Clasp, Brevet of Major, Sardinian Medal, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 Captain Charles Joseph Hadfield:
 S     

 
40 Captain Hadfield served with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea during the siege and fall of Sebastopol, and also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 Captain Richard Carr Spalding:
S    

 
41 Captain Spalding served in command of a Company throughout the operations in Syria, in 1840, and was slightly wounded at the attack on Gebail (War Medal with one Clasp and Turkish Medal). Served as Provost-Marshal on the Staff of the Army in the Crimea in 1856 until the evacuation.
 
 
 
 Captain Hayes Marriott:
5th      B   S     

 
42 Major Marriott served two years with the expeditionary force in China, and was present at the first capture of Chusan; assisted at the demolition of the Bogue Forts in the Canton River; participated in the actions of the first and second Bars; was engaged in the destruction of all the enemy's sea and river defences, including the fortresses of French Folly and Hoqua's Fort; bombardment and taking of Macao Passage Fort; storming of the Bird's Nest Battery, and finally at the combined attack on the enemy's position and entrenched camp on the heights above Canton (Medal). Was in the action with the batteries and expulsion of the Russian Garrison from Redout Kaleh, 19th of May 1854. Served with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea until Feb. 1855, after which with the combined force at the battle of Balaklava and before Sebastopol until its fall; and as Field Officer to the battalion, landed at Kertch, and occupation of Yeni Kalé; and was also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and two Clasps, Brevet Major and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 Captain Henry Timpson:
    5th      B   I   S     

 
51 Captain Timpson served as Adjutant to the Royal Marine Battalion in 1842 at the capture of Tsecke and heights of Segoan, attack on the hill defences and capture of Chapoo, capture of the batteries and Woosung, capture of the batteries of Le Shau, assault and capture of Chin Kiang Foo, and landing before Nankin (Medal). Served with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea during the siege and fall of Sebastopol and battle of Balaklava, and with the Light Division of the Army in the trenches, and at the battle of Inkerman, and was with the expeditionary force at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and three Clasps, Sardinian Medal, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 Captain William Stratton Aslett:
5th  B   S     

 
53 Major Aslett served as Brigade Major to the Royal Marines in the Crimea in 1854 and part of 1855, including the battle of Balaklava; was present during the whole of the siege and fall of Sebastopol; also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasps, Brevet Major, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 Captain Henry Atkins McCallum:
S     5th  B   S     

 
58 Captain McCallum served the Syrian campaign of 1840 (Medal and Clasp, and Turkish Medal), —at D'Jouni, and bombardment of Acre. Served the Eastern campaign of 1854-55 with the R.M. Brigade, including the battle of Balaklava, and was with the battalion attached to the Light Division in the trenches during the winter; in 1855 he was with the combined force before Sebastopol until its fall; with the battalion in the expedition to Kertch and occupation of Yeni Kalé; and with the Brigade at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 Captain Richard King Clavell:
S         5th  S     

 
60 Captain Clavell served with the R.M. Battalion at D'Jouni in Syria in 1840 (Medal and Clasp, and Turkish Medal) as Acting Engineer. Was severely wounded by an explosion of gunpowder while firing a salute on board H.M.S. Camperdown. Served in the R.M. Battalion at the bombardment and surrender of Bomarsund in Aug. 1854, and operations there (Baltic Medal). In 1855 he was before Sebastopol until its fall; was employed on the staff of the army as Provost-Marshal on the expedition to Kertch and with the battalion in the expedition to Kertch and Yeni Kalé, as also at the surrender of Kinbourn, and operations there (mentioned in dispatches, Medal and Clasp, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 Captain George Brydges Rodney:
Kt 5th  B   S     

 
63 Major Rodney served in Spain during the Carlist war. Served with the R.M. Battalion at Eupatoria in 1854 and with the Brigade in the Crimea as Aide-de-Camp and Brigade Major at the battle of Balaklava and during the siege and fall of Sebastopol; was also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and two Clasps, Brevet Major, Knight of the Legion of Honor, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 Captain Charles William Adair:
S     5th  S     

 
67 Captain Adair served in Syria in 1840 (Medal and Clasp and Turkish Medal), and was slightly wounded in the assault upon Gebail. Served before Sebastopol during its siege and fall, and with the R.M. Battalion at the occupation of Kertch and Yeni Kalé, as also at the the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 Captain George Gardiner Alexander:
CB Kt     4th      S     

 
71 Lt.-Colonel Alexander served with the Baltic expedition in 1854 (Medal). Commanded the R.M. Artillery serving with the Brigade in the Crimea in 1854-55, and was employed in the siege train in the batteries before Sebastopol during the siege and fall, and was also at the the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp, Brevet of Major and Lt.-Colonel, CB., Knight of the Legion of Honor, Sardinian Medal, and 4th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 Captain David Blyth:
S     Kt 5th  B   I   S     

 
76 Captain Blyth served on the coast of Syria in 1840 (Medal and Clasp, and Turkish Medal). Served the Eastern campaign of 1854-55 with the Royal Marines, including the battle of Balaklava and siege of Sebastopol, and was attached to the Light Division of the army in the trenches, and at the battle of Inkerman (Medal and three Clasps, Knight of the Legion of Honor, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 Captain Edward Andrèe Wylde:
 S     

 
85 Captain Wylde served with the R.M. Battalion at the occupation of Kertch and Yeni Kalé; was before Sebastopol until its fall and also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 Captain John Elliott:
    P ▌▐     5th  S     

 
88 Captain John Elliott served with the China expedition in 1842 (Medal). Was in H.M.S. Fox during the action with the stockage batteries, and destruction of the Burmese war-boats in the Rangoon River, on the 10th Jan. 1852; commanded the Royal Marines at the destruction of the same stockades on the 4th April; landed in command of the Marines during the whole of the operations against Rangoon, from the 11th to the 17th April; commanded the Marines on the expedition to Mobee against the army of the Governor of Rangoon (officially thanked); and afterwards at the storm and capture of the city of Bassein (wounded, and honourably mentioned in both Naval and Military Dispatches), as also the Royal Marines embarked in the steam flotilla on the Irrawaddy, and severely wounded on the advance to Prome (honourably mentioned in Governor-General's Dispatch): Medal and Clasp. Served in the R.M. Battalion in co-operation with the French army at the bombardment and surrender of the forts of Bomarsund, in Aug. 1854 (Baltic Medal). With the combined force during the siege of Sebastopol in 1855, the expedition to Kertch and Yeni Kalé, and action with the outer forts of Sebastopol on the 17th of June (Medal and Clasp, and 5th Class of the Medjidie). Has also the Medal for the Kaffir War.
 
 
 
 Captain Hamond Weston Gwyn:
 S     

 
89 Captain Gwynn served with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea in 1855, and was also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 Captain Rodney Vansittart Allen:
 S     

 
91 Captain Allen served on the China expedition. Also with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea in 1855, and at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 Captain George Stephen Digby:
CB Kt 5th  S     

 
94 Major Digby served in 1855 in command of the R.M. Artillery in the flotilla of mortar-boats employed against Sebastopol during its siege and fall; also at the surrender of Kinbourn; was several times mentioned in Dispatches (Medal and Clasp, Brevet-Major, CB., Knight of the Legion of Honor, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant George Edward Owen Jackson:
5th  B   S     

 
97 Major Jackson was at the bombardment of Odessa 22nd April 1854. Served with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea at the battle of Balaklava and during the siege of Sebastopol 1854-55 (Medal and two Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie). Served on the China expedition of 1857-58, including the blockade of the Canton river, and as Major of the Battalion at the landing before and storming of Canton (Brevet Major).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Edward Price Usher:
 S     

 
98 Captain Usher was at the bombardment of Odessa 22nd April 1854 and employed in the blockading force before Sebastopol until December (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Michael Spratt:
5th  S     

 
99 Captain M. Spratt served with the R.M. Battalion at Eupatoria, and with the Brigade in the Crimea during the siege and fall of Sebastopol, part of the time as Adjutant of a battalion; also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Charles John Ellis:
▌▐     5th  B   S     

 
101 Major Ellis served in the Kaffir war of 1846-47 (Medal). Served with the Baltic expedition in 1854 (Medal); was Adjutant to the 2nd Battalion during the siege of Sebastopol, and at the battle of Balaklava in the same year, and Aide-de-Camp to Colonel Hurdle at its fall, as also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and two Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant William Sandom Davis:
    5th  S     

 
102 Captain Davis was at the destruction of 23 vessels, with storehouses, timber, and stores at Uleaborg on the 1st and 2nd of June 1854; at the destruction of a vessel and 80 stacks of timber, at Tornes on the 8th of June; at the partial bombardment of Bomarsund 1st June; in action with its forts on the 10th and 15th of August, and at the operations before, and its surrender (Baltic Medal). Served withe combined force during the siege of Sebastopol, until its fall, and was engaged with the outer forts on several occasions; was employed co-operating with the Turkish army at the attack on Eupatoria, 17th Feb.; accompanied the Kertch expedition; was at the blockade of Odessa, and at the bombardment and surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant William Pitt Draffen:
     S     

 
106 Captain Draffen served in the Baltic the latter part of 1854 (Medal); was at the blockade of Odessa, and before Sebastopol during the siege in 1855 (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Frederick Llewellyn Alexander:
 S     

 
109 Capt. Alexander was present during the siege of Sebastopol until its fall, and in action with the outer batteries on 20th April; at Eupatoria during the defence of the lines against the Russian army 17th Feb.; also at the bombardment and surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Edmund Henry Cox:
5th  S     

 
112 Captain Cox was at the action with the batteries, and expulsion of the Russian garrison from Redoubt Kaleh, 19th May 1854, and variously employed on that coast; was the senior officer of R.M. Artillery at the attack by the combined fleets on the outer forts and works of Sebastopol on 17th October, and employed in the blockading force during the siege, until March 1855 (Medal and Clasp, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant John Barlow Butcher:
P  S     

 
114 Captain Butcher served in Burmah during the war in 1853 (Medal and Clasp). Present before Sebastopol in 1854-55 until its fall; served in co-operation with the Turks at the defence of Eupatoria 17th Feb., and was at the bombardment of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Edward Henderson Starr:
Kt      S     

 
116 Captain Starr served with the Baltic expedition in 1854 (Medal); also in the flotilla of mortar-boats employed before Sebastopol until its fall; and at the bombardment and surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp, and Knight of the Legion of Honor).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Arthur Ellis:
 S     

 
119 Captain Arthur Ellis served in the Black Sea during the siege of Sebastopol during 1855 (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Richard Turberville Ansell:
   

 
121 Captain Ansell was at the bombardment of Odessa, 22nd April, and was made prisoner by the Russians when H.M.S. Tiger was stranded and burnt, 12th of Mat 1854. Served with the Baltic expedition in 1855, and in the flotilla of gunboats during the bombardment of Sweaborg (Medal).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant George Gregory:
5th  S     

 
123 Lieut. Gregory was present at the bombardment of Odessa, 22nd April 1854; served with the R.M. Battalion at the occupation of Eupatoria in 1854, and was with the Brigade in the Crimea during the siege of Sebastopol in 1854-55 (Medal and Clasp, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Henry George Elliot:
5th  B   S     

 
124 Lieut. H.G. Elliot served as Adjutant to the 1st Battalion in the Crimea during the siege of Sebastopol in 1854-55, and at the battle of Balaklava, also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Henry Hewett:
    Kt  S     

 
125 Lieut. Hewett served with the R.M. Battalion in the operations against and the surrender of the forts of Bomarsund in Aug. 1854 (Medal). In 1855 he served in charge of a mortar in the flotilla employed against Sebastopol during the siege, and also at the bombardment and surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp, and Knight of the Legion of Honor).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Edward McArthur:
5th  S     

 
126 Lieut. McArthur was at the attack and destruction of the piratical stockades, &c. at Lagos, Western Africa, in Dec. 1851. Also at the bombardment of Odessa, 22nd April 1854; employed in making observations on the coast of Georgia, &c.; in action with the batteries and expulsion of the Russian garrison from Redoubt Kaleh on 19th May; and at the shelling of a Russian camp in the bay of Katcha during the landing of the allied armies on the 14th September; also with the blockading force before Sebastopol during the siege, until Dec. 1854 (Medal and Clasp, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Henry Bradley Roberts:
Kt 5th  S     

 
127 Lieut. Roberts was in the action with the batteries and expulsion of the Russian garrison from Redoubt Kaleh on the 19th May 1854. Served with the R.M. Brigade during the siege of Sebastopol; was employed a Assistant Engineer at Balaklava, and with the Royal M. Artillery in the siege train before Sebastopol in 1854-55 (Medal and Clasp, Knight of the Legion of Honor, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant James Shute:
S     5th  B   S     

 
128 Lieut. Shute served in the Royal Navy during the operations on the coast of Syria (Turkish Medal and Naval War Medal with one Clasp). In 1854-55 he served with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea, part of the time as Quartermaster of Brigade, during the siege and fall of Sebastopol, and at the battle of Balaklava, and commanded a Company at the capture of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie); he was also at the bombardment of Odessa 22nd April 1854.
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Charles Barker Parke and 1st Lieutenant Joseph Hamilton Maskery:
 

 
129† Lieuts. Parke and Maskery served in the Black Sea in the latter part of 1855.
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Nugent Macnamara:
5th  S  Az    

 
131 Lieut. Macnamara served with the combined force before Sebastopol during the siege and at its fall; was the senior officer of R.M. Artillery employed in the Sea of Asof in June 1855, and was landed at Taganrog , Marioupol, and Ghirsk, to destroy Government stores, &c. (mentioned in Dispatches); present at the bombardment and surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and two Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Archibald Alexander Douglas:
Kt     5th  I   S     

 
132 Lieut. A.A. Douglas was at the bombardment of Odessa, 22nd of April 1854. Served in the breaching batteries before Sebastopol in all the bombardments in 1854, until its fall, and was wounded 21st of April (Medal and Clasps, Knight of the Legion of Honor, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Nicholas Bennet Dalby:
5th  S     

 
137 Lieut. Dalby served as Acting Quartermaster of the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea during the siege of Sebastopol in 1854 (Medal and Clasp, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Enbull Daysh Thelwall:
    5th  S     

 
139 Lieut. Thelwall was at the destruction of 14 vessels and a vast quantity of stores at Brahested on the 30th May 1854; at the destruction of 23 vessels, storehouses, &c. at Uleaborg on the 1st and 2nd June; at the destruction of a vessel and 80 stacks of timber at Tornea on 8th June; at the operations against Bomarsund, and in action with the forts on the 15th of August (Medal). In 1855 he was present during the siege of Sebastopol until its fall, and was in action with the outer forts on the 19th of June, engaged shelling the batteries in Soujak Bay, and expelling the Russian garrison 19th March, and in action with the batteries at Soujak Kalé 13th March; assisted at the landing of the troops at Kinbourn, and at the bombardment of that fort (Medal and Clasp, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Charles Jolliffe:
Kt 5th  B   S     

 
142 Lieut. Jolliffe served with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea in 1854, and in command of a battery at Balaklava; was attached to the Royal Artillery in the siege train before Sebastopol during the bombardments in 1855, and at its fall; was also at the bombardment and surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasps, Knight of the Legion of Honor, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant William Richard Jeffreys:
     S     

 
145 Lieut. Jeffreys served with the R.M. Battalion in co-operation with the French army at the attack and surrender of the forts at Bomarsund in Aug. 1854 (Medal). In 1855 he was present with the combined force before Sebastopol during the siege and fall, and in action with the outer forts on 17th June; acted as Quartermaster to the R.M. Battalion at the occupation of Kertch and Yeni Kalé, and commanded a company at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Harrisson John Jull:
Kt 5th  S     

 
147 Lieut. Jull was wounded in the head by a musket-ball in a skirmish with Cossacks in June 1854. Present at the destruction of the batteries at the Sulina mouth of the Danube on the 28th and 29th of June. Commanded and headed the storming party at the attack and complete destruction of the inner batteries and stockades on the Danube, 8th July. Landed with the Royal Marines at Eupatoria, and afterwards employed in blockading Sebastopol in 1854; joined the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea in Feb. 1855, and was attached to the siege train in the batteries during the bombardments, and was at the fall of Sebastopol, also at the bombardment and surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp, Knight of the Legion of Honor, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant William Taylor:
5th  B   S     

 
148 Lieut. Wm. Taylor served the Eastern campaign of 1854-55 with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea, including the battle of Balaklava, siege and fall of Sebastopol, and commanded a company at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and two Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Pritchard:
5th  B   S     

 
151 Lieut. E.F. Pritchard was at the bombardment of Odessa 22nd April 1854; served the Eastern campaign of 1854-55 with the R.M. Brigade, and was attached to the Light Division of the army in the trenches before Sebastopol during the winter; was Adjutant to the 2nd Battalion at the fall of Sebastopol, and at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Charles William Carrington:
5th  B   S     

 
152 Lieut. Carrington was at the bombardment of Odessa 22nd April 1854; served the Eastern campaign with the R.M. Brigade, including the battle of Balaklava, siege and fall of Sebastopol, also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant John Frederick Hawkey:
5th  B   S     

 
154 Lieut. Hawkey was at the bombardment of Odessa 22nd April 1854; served the Eastern campaign with the R.M. Brigade, including the battle of Balaklava, siege and fall of Sebastopol, also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Edward Spry:
5th  B   S     

 
155 Lieut. Spry was at the bombardment of Odessa 22nd April 1854; served the Eastern campaign with the R.M. Brigade, including the battle of Balaklava, siege and fall of Sebastopol, also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and two Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Frederick George Pym:
Kt 5th  B   I   S     

 
156 Lieut. F.G. Pym served the Eastern campaign with the Royal Marines attached to the Light Division, including the battles of Balaklava and Inkerman and siege of Sebastopol (Medal and three Clasps, Knight of the Legion of Honor, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Henry Fallowfield Cooper:
5th  S     

 
157 Lieut. H.F. Cooper served with the R.M. Battalion at the defence of Eupatoria and with the Brigade in the Crimea during the siege and fall of Sebastopol; latterly as Acting Quartermaster; was Quartermaster of the 1st Battalion at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp, 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Ambrose Wolrige:
    5th  B   I   S     

 
160 Lieut. Ambrose Wolrige served in the Baltic in August and September 1854 (Medal); served the Eastern campaign of 1854 with the R.M. Brigade, including the battle of Balaklava, and was with the Light Division of the army at the battle of Inkerman, and in the trenches during the whole winter; present with the combined force before Sebastopol during the siege, and at its fall in 1855; served as Adjutant to the R.M. Battalion on the Kertch expedition and occupation of Yeni Kalé, was also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and three Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant John Michael De Courcy Meade:
5th  B   S     

 
163 Lieut. Meade served the Eastern campaign of 1854-55 with the R.M. Brigade, including the battle of Balaklava and siege of Sebastopol (Medal and two Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant George Oliver Evans:
5th  B   S     

 
164 Lieut. G.O. Evans served the Eastern campaign of 1854-55 with the R.M. Brigade, including the battle of Balaklava, siege and fall of Sebastopol, also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and two Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Francis Walton:
5th  S     

 
165 Lieut. Walton served with the R.M. Brigade at the siege of Sebastopol in 1854-55 (Medal and Clasp, and 5th Class of the Medjidie). Served with the expedition to the Baltic until the declaration of peace in 1856.
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Richard John Hardy Douglas:
5th  S     

 
165† Lieut. R.J.H. Douglas served with the R.M. Brigade at the defence of Eupatoria in 1854, and with the R.M. Brigade at the siege of Sebastopol in 1854-55 (Medal and Clasp, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Jacob Richards Lloyd:
5th  B   S     

 
166 Lieut. Lloyd served the Eastern campaign with the R.M. Brigade, including the battle of Balaklava, siege and fall of Sebastopol; and was also at the bombardment and surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and two Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Frederick Herbert Ruel:
5th  S     

 
168 Lieut. Ruel was at the action with the batteries and expulsion of the Russian garrison from Redoubt Kaleh, 19th May 1854. Served with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea from 1854 to Feb. 1855, and with the combined force before Sebastopol during its siege and fall; commanded a Company at the occupation of Kertch and Yeni Kalé, and was also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Francis William Thomas:
5th  S     

 
170 Lieut. Thomas served with the R.M. Battalion at Eupatoria in 1854, and with the Brigade in the Crimea during the siege and fall of Sebastopol, and was also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Frederick Augustus Foster:
    5th  S  Az    

 
175 Lieut. Foster served with the Baltic expedition in 1854 (Medal). In 1855 he was present with the combined forces before Sebastopol during the siege, and was employed in the occupation of the Sea of Azof in June, and destruction of the enemy's ships and magazines at Taganrog, Marioupol, Ghirsk, &c.; served in command of a mortar in the flotilla, and was several times engaged in firing on the town of Sebastopol until its fall; also in action with the outer batteries on the 18th of June; was in command of a mortar at the bombardment and surrender of Kinbourn; was several times mentioned in Dispatches (Medal and two Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Francis Worgan Festing:
    Kt  S     

 
176 Lieut. Festing served with the Baltic expedition in 1854 (Medal). Commanded a mortar in the flotilla employed against Sebastopol until its fall, and was also at the bombardment and surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp, and Knight of the Legion of Honor).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant William Frederick Portland Scott Dadson:
     S     

 
177 Lieut. Dadson served with the R.M. Battalion, in co-operation with the French army, at the bombardment and surrender of the forts of Bomarsund, in Aug. 1854, and was on piquet in the breaching battery during the battering of Fort Nottick on 15th Aug., and served with the Allied expedition to the Baltic, from March to Dec. of that year (Baltic Medal). Joined the combined force before Sebastopol in Jan. 1855, and was present at the siege until May; accompanied the Kertch expedition, and the advance on and occupation of Yeni Kalé, and commanded a Company in camp there until June; afterwards present at the siege and fall of Sebastopol, and at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp). Served on the China expedition of 1857-58, including the blockade of the Canton river, the landing before Canton, and dangerously wounded by a gingal ball (right arm shattered) while with the scaling ladders at the storm and capture of the city.
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Joseph George Shanks:
5th  S     

 
181 Lieut. Shanks served with the R.M. Battalion at Eupatoria in 1854, and with the Brigade in the Crimea during the siege of Sebastopol in 1855 (Medal and Clasp, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant William Pitman:
    Kt 5th  S  Az    

 
183 Lieut. Pitman served in the Baltic in July and Aug. 1854 (Medal), and subsequently in 1854 before Sebastopol until its fall; and was in command of a mortar in the flotilla employed during the siege; occupation of the Sea of Azof, bombardment of Taganrog, and destruction of ships, stores, &c., there; also at Marioupol and other towns on the coast, where he was landed; was in the mortar flotilla at the bombardment and surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and two Clasps, Knight of the Legion of Honor, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Geoffrey Mairis:
5th  B   S     

 
184 Lieut. Mairis served the Eastern campaign of 1854-55 with the R.M. Brigade, including the battle of Balaklava and siege of Sebastopol (Medal and two Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie). Served with the expedition to the Baltic until the declaration of peace in 1856.
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant John Maitland Lennox:
     S     

 
186 Lieut. Lennox served as orderly officer to Colonel Graham, R.M., during the operations against and surrender of the forts of Bomarsund in Aug. 1854 (Medal). Joined the combined force before Sebastopol in Jan. 1855; served with the R.M. Battalion at the occupation of Kertch and Yeni Kalé in May, and with the Brigade in the Crimea from Aug. until the fall of Sebastopol (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant James Pulteney Murray:
     S     

 
189 Lieut. Murray served with the R.M. Battalion, at the bombardment and surrender of the forts of Bomarsund, in Aug. 1854,served as orderly officer to Colonel Graham, R.M., during the operations against and surrender of the forts of Bomarsund in Aug. 1854 (Medal). Served with the combined force before Sebastopol in 1855, and with the R.M. Brigade until the termination of the siege; was also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Charles James Dundas Napier:
5th  B   I   S     

 
190 Lieut. Napier served the Eastern campaign of 1854 with the R.M. Brigade, including the battle of Balaklava; attached to the Light Division in the trenches and at the battle of Inkerman; with the combined force before Sebastopol during the siege in 1855, and with the expedition to Kertch and occupation of Yeni Kalé (Medal and three Clasps, and 5th Class of the Medjidie).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Wingrove Laugharne Tinmouth:
     S     

 
191 Lieut. Tinmouth served in the Baltic in July and Aug. 1854 (Medal); also with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea at the siege of Sebastopol from Feb. to Aug. 1855 (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Charles Bulkeley Nurse:
     S     

 
192 Lieut. Nurse served in the Baltic in July and Aug. 1854 (Medal); also with the combined force before Sebastopol in 1854-55 until its fall; with the battalion at the occupation of Kertch and advance on Yeni Kalé, also at the bombardment of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Robert Abernethie Brutton:
 S     

 
193 Lieut. Brutton served with the combined force before Sebastopol during the siege in 1854-55 and with the expedition to Kertch and Yeni Kalé (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Melville Suther:
 S     

 
194 Lieut. Melville Suther served before Sebastopol from 1854 until its fall; also at Kertch and Yeni Kalé and at the bombardment of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Frederick Gasper le Grand:
 S     

 
195 Lieut. le Grand served at the siege of Sebastopol from 1854 until its fall; was also at the capture of Kertch, and occupation of Yeni Kalé and at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 2nd Lieutenant Robert Frederick Tayler:
 S     

 
197 Lieut. R. F. Tayler served with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea from Feb. 1855, and served with it until the fall of Sebastopol (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 2nd Lieutenant Albert Henry Ozzard:
 S     

 
198 Lieut. Ozzard served with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea from Feb. 1855, and with the combined force before Sebastopol during the siege; also with the expedition to Kertch, advance on and occupation of Yeni Kalé; was in action with outer defences of Sebastopol on 17th June (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 2nd Lieutenant Edward Brace Pritchard:
 S     

 
199 Lieut. E.B. Pritchard joined the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea in Feb. 1855, and served with it until the fall of Sebastopol; was also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 2nd Lieutenant John Delves Broughton:
       

 
200 Lieut. Broughton served in the Crimea during the latter part of 1855 (Medal).
 
 
 
 2nd Lieutenant Francis Joseph Parry:
 S     

 
208 Lieut. Parry served with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea during the siege and fall of Sebastopol, also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp).
 
 
 
 2nd Lieutenants Charles Edward Macdonald and Horatio Guy Campbell:
2nd Lieutenant Macdonald:        

 
220 Lieuts. Macdonald and H.G. Campbell served in the Black Sea in the latter part of 1855. Lieut. Macdonald served also in the Crimea during the latter part of 1855 (Medal).
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Joshua Rowland Brookes:
Kt 5th      S  Az    

 
222 Lieut. Brookes served with the Baltic expedition in 1854, and with the R,M, battalion at the attack and surrender of the forts at Bomarsund (Medal). In 1855 he was present with the combined force before Sebastopol during the siege, until May, when he accompanied the expedition to Kertch, and served with the R.M. Artillery in the gun-boats during the occupation of the Sea of Azof, including the attack on, and destruction of, Government stores, &c. at Taganrog on 3rd June; at Marioupol on 5th June, and at Ghiesk on 6th June (officially mentioned). Commanded a mortar in a flotilla employed against Sebastopol on several occasions, from 15th of August until the capture of that place (honorably mentioned). Also in command of a mortar at the bombardment and surrender of Kinbourn on 17th October (officially mentioned). Served as a captain of Artillery with the Turkish Contingent from March 1856, until disbanded, and was Garrison Adjutant to the Artillery at Kertch. Has received the Crimea Medal with two Clasps, is a Knight of the Legion of Honor, and has the 5th Class of the Medjidie.
 
 
 
 1st Lieutenant Richard Augustus Fitzgerald Studdert:
       

 
223 Lieut. Studdert served in the Crimea in 1855, and on the expedition to Kinbourn (Medal).
 
 
 
 Assistant Surgeon William Gordon James Ayre:
 S  Az    

 
227 Assist.-Surgeon Ayre [Royal Navy] served in the Crimea (Medal and Clasp). [*]
 

* Ayre was something of an anomaly as he was the only Royal Naval surgeon to get in Hart's Annual Army List for Royal Marine War Services in the Crimea. He appears in the medal rolls for HMS Recruit and is listed as receiving the 'Azoff' Clasp as well as 'Sebastopol', so Hart's was almost certainly wrong in only noting one clasp.  
 

 
 
Eight officers not in Hart's Annual Army List for 1859
 
Of the 35 Royal Marine officers on 'Reilly's List' ( see Royal Marine Brigade Introduction ) noted as going ashore in the Crimea on the 29th/30th of September and the 2nd of October with the first detachments of marines to form the RM Brigade, eight have no recorded War Services in Hart's Annual Army List for 1859 (above).
 
One of the reasons was that six were dead before 1859. The other two, who were among the more mature RM officers ashore, had temporarily dropped into a bureaucratic black hole, to surface again in the following year. They are dealt with first. Captain Meheux and Captain Hockings had retired, or were unfit for service by 1859, but their War Services can be found in Hart's Annual Army List for 1860 in the section for Field Officers - Majors. Meheux is on page 92 and Hockings on page 93. Hockings was taken ill at Constantinople with 'rheumatismus' and put on the sick list on the 23rd of January 1855 and sent to Hospital at Malta on the 12th of March 1855. Retired on Full Pay, he died on the 27th of September 1866 near Stroud in Gloucestershire. Meheux died near Barnstable in Devon “after a brief illness” on the 20th of November 1868.
 
 
 Captain Richard William Meheux:
 B   S     

 
101 Major Meheux served the Eastern campaign with the Brigade of Royal Marines during the siege of Sebastopol from 1854 to April 1855; including the battle of Balaklava (Medal and two Clasps).
 
 
 
 Captain Robert Hockings:
▌▐  B   S     

 
127 Major Hockings served in Spain with the Royal Marine Battalion (Cross of San Fernando); also with the R.M. Brigade in the Crimea during the siege of Sebastopol in 1854-55, including the battle of Balaklava (Medal and two Clasps).
 
 

 
 
 1st Lieut. Richard Johns:
 B   S     

Of the other survivors of the war, whose War Services are not in Hart's for 1859, 1st Lieutenant Richard Johns was the first to die. In fact he only survived the war by a matter of months, thereby failing to get his War Services recorded anywhere. However, he does appear in the Medal Rolls for the Royal Marine Brigade and HMS Queen ( ADM 171/23 and ADM 171/27 ), qualifying for the Balaklava and Sebastopol Clasps. Lieutenant Johns was the only officer actually recorded in the RM Brigade Muster for HMS Queen. In the Navy Lists he is here: Navy List 20/6/1855
The Times, No.22,442 for Saturday, the 9th of August 1856 reported his death, as quoted below:
 
 
On the 1st inst., on board HMS Queen, Lieutenant Richard Johns R.M., aged 25.
 
 

 
 
The fourth survivor of the war, whose War Services are not in Hart's for 1859, was 1st Lieutenant Archer Croft Critchell. He had been born in Boulogne, France, c.1832. He was invalided onto Half Pay in October 1857 and died on the 30th of November 1857. Hart's Annual Army List for 1856 did record his War Services and they are transcribed below:
 
 
1st Lieut. Archer Croft Critchell:
 B   S     

 
Lieut. Critchell served the Eastern campaign of 1854-55 with the R.M. Brigade, including the battle of Balaklava, siege and fall of Sebastopol, also at the bombardment and surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and two Clasps).
 
 

 
 
The fifth survivor of the war, whose War Services are not in Hart's for 1859, was 1st Lieutenant Henry Nason. He left the Royal Marines to become a Captain in the Land Transport Corps on the 3rd of February 1856 — and thence to the Military Train. He served with the 2nd Battalion during the Rebellion in India and was killed in action at Kheri on the 7th of October 1858. Hart's Annual Army List for 1858 records War Services for the officers of that corps and Nason's can be found on page 53a, and is transcribed below:
 
 
Captain Henry Nason:
 B   S     

 
17 Captain Nason served as a 1st Lieut. of Royal Marines in the Black Sea from Jan. 1854 until June 1856, on board Lord Lyons' Flag Ship the Agamemnon, and was present at bombardment of the batteries of Odessa in April 1854, in the action with the batteries and expulsion of the Russian garrison from Redoubt Kaleh on 19th May, capture of Balaklava, was with the R.M. Brigade on the heights and present at the engagement there, with the R.M. Battalion on the expedition to Kertch, also present at the final bombardment and fall of Sebastopol, and on the expedition to Kinbourn (Medal and two Clasps).
 
 

 
 
The sixth survivor of the war, whose War Services are not in Hart's for 1859, was 1st Lieutenant Arthur Charles Steele RMA. He retired in 1856 but his very brief War Services are in Hart's for that year and are transcribed below. In fact he had had an eventful war, serving with distinction in the Royal Naval Brigade batteries alongside 1st Lieutenant A. A. Douglas RMA, being wounded twice in the course of the campaign.
 
 
1st Lieutenant Arthur Charles Steele:
Kt  I   S     

 
124 Lieutenant Steele was wounded in the trenches before Sebastopol, 24 Oct. 1854.
 
 

 
 
Finally, the three officers (of the original 35) who died during the war and therefore their War Services are not recorded. They are listed below in chronological order of death.
 
 
 1st Lieut. William John Spencer Richards:
 

The only surviving record of Lieutenant Richards' short life that has been found so far is his service record  ADM/196/59  held at The National Archives. It reveals that he was the son of Paymaster & Purser John Richards RN. He had been born in Bermuda in about 1829 because the Gentleman Cadet was 19 years old at the date of his first commission as 2nd Lieutenant on the 29th of June 1848. He was serving at the Plymouth Head Quarters. From the 4th of June 1850 he was serving in HMS Albion, where he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on the 1st of May 1851. He exchanged from Woolwich to Portsmouth Division with 1st Lieutenant E.F. Pritchard on the 27th of March 1852. His service record ends with one final and desperate remark:
 
 
Died, by his own hand, in camp at Balaklava, 16th June 1855.
 
 

 
 
 1st Lieut. Francis Lloyd Dowse:
 

1st Lieutenant Francis Lloyd Dowse died of disease at Balaklava on the 20th of July 1855 which was too soon to feature in any War Services. However, his death was recorded in the Gentleman's Magazine as follows:
 
 
[July 20] At Balaklava, aged 23, Lieut. Francis Lloyd Dowse, R.M. Light Inf youngest son of the late Lieut.-Col. Lloyd Dowse, R.A.
 
 

 
 
 1st Lieut. Dixon Whidbey Curry:
 

1st Lieutenant Dixon Whidbey Curry died on the 22nd of October 1855 at Therapia Hospital, again too soon to feature in any War Services. However, his death and a version of his war service was published by Hardwicke's Annual for 1856 on page 192:
 
 
October 22nd, at Therapia Hospital, aged 24, First Lieutenant Dixon Whidbey Curry, R.M., youngest son of Admiral Curry, C.B. — He served with the marine battalion from their first landing in the Crimea; commanded a battery under Sir Colin Campbell, at Balaklava: and was senior subaltern and acting adjutant to the marine detachment in the battle of Inkermann; after which be held the staff appointment of quartermaster at Balaklava. Ultimately his health gave way, and two days after the fall of Sebastopol he was removed to Therapia, where he sank from the effects of the Crimean climate.
 
 

 
 
 1st Lieut. Thomas Burton Vandeleur Fitzgerald:
 S     

A few RM officers who served in the Black Sea didn't serve ashore in any official capacity, and also only appear in early post war War Services — or not at all because of death or retirement. 1st Lieutenant Thomas Burton Vandeleur Fitzgerald of Terrible was one such. He retired in 1857 and died in 1869. However, the Medal Roll for Terrible allows him the Sevastopol Clasp for his medal. Below is his brief entry in the 1856 Army List War Services:
 
 
114 Lieut. Fitzgerald was present at the bombardment of Odessa 22 April 1854.
 
 

 
 
 1st Lieut. George Le Hardy Burlton:
 S     

Burlton was another RM officer who served in the Black Sea but didn't serve ashore with the Marines defending Balaklava; before Sevastopol or at Eupatoria. He served in Sidon and, according to his service record  ADM/196/59/249  at The National Archives, he was placed on half–pay for reasons of ill health established by medical survey, 26 March 1856. He died in Guernsey, his home, 30 October 1862. Below is his entry in the 1857 Army List War Services:
 
 
138 Lieut. Burlton was present in 1854–55, before Sebastopol during its siege and fall; with the R.M. Battalion at the occupation of Kertch and Yeni Kalé; in action with the outer forts of Sebastopol on 17th of June; and at the bombardment and surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp).
 
 

 
 
 1st Lieut. Thomas Page Casey:
 S     

Casey's War Services can only be found in Hart's Annual Army list for 1857 for some reason. He went ashore in the Crimea on 18 December 1854. In the June 1855 Navy List he is recorded as a supernumary in Hannibal. His service record  ADM/196/59/148  at The National Archives states the he was placed on half–pay for reasons of ill health 29 January 1858. He was a bankrupt for a short time in 1864. He died near Wakefield in Yorkshire, 8 September 1866, while working for the recruiting service. Below is his entry in the 1857 Army List War Services:
 
 
100 Captain Casey served with the R.M. Battalion attached to the Light Division of the army in the trenches before Sebastopol in 1854–55 and with the R.M. Brigade until the fall; was also at the surrender of Kinbourn (Medal and Clasp).
 
 

 
 
Shortcuts to the War Services of each officer above:
 
Hurdle | J. Fraser | Holloway | Campbell | Mitchell | Hopkins | S. Fraser | March | Payne | Hadfield | Spalding | Marriott | Timpson | Aslett
McCallum | Clavell | Rodney | Adair | G. Alexander | Blyth | Wylde | J. Elliott | Gwyn | Allen | Digby | Jackson | Usher | Spratt | C. Ellis | Davis
Draffen | F. Alexander | Cox | Butcher | Starr | A. Ellis | Ansell | Gregory | H.G. Elliot | Hewett | McArthur | Roberts | Shute | Parke | Maskery
Macnamara | A.A. Douglas | Dalby | Thelwall | C. Jolliffe | Jeffreys | Jull | W. Taylor | E.F. Pritchard | Carrington | Hawkey | Spry | Pym
Cooper | Wolrige | Meade | Evans | Walton | R.J.H. Douglas | Lloyd | Ruel | Thomas | Foster | Festing | Dadson | Shanks | Pitman | Mairis
Lennox | Murray | Tinmouth | Nurse | Brutton | Suther | Le Grand | R.F. Tayler | Ozzard | E.B. Pritchard | Broughton | Parry | Macdonald
H.G. Campbell | Brookes | Studdert | Ayre | Meheux | Hockings | Johns | Critchell | Nason | Steele | Richards | Dowse | Curry | Fitzgerald
Burlton | Casey