PECK of TAITA
Re: Journal Heading '57th Regt of Foot leaves New Zealand 1867'
There is a sub-entry about my maternal great,great grandfather 1967 Michael Phelan which states incorrectly that he 'died of severe wounds on 08/09/1855 during the final attack on the Redan', he did fight in the Crimea (and was subsequently awarded a medal), but was wounded on his left arm and side, which were not fatal. I know this for a fact as I have a verbatim copy of his Army Service record from the Record Offices at Kew,London. It states that he was discharged from the Army with pension at his own request at Aldershot on 25 May 1868.
thank you wagtail for your comment
I have just found that my above posting was copied & pasted, as it is, on 13 Feb 2013, onto:
Armyrats, The Official Military Blog Pages which my security software blocked as a "High Risk Intrusion Attempt" when I attempted to go to their home page
although, I will add, that it named it's source as Family Tree Circles and added a link :), so a plug for us!
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