Peter Jamieson, 2523, 21st Regiment of Foot, Royal North British Fusiliers
Peter Jamieson died in an Assault on the Redan in the Battle of Sebastopol in 1855. He was a Private but I think he was listed to become sergeant. He was described as Killed in Action or Did Not Return. There were two assaults. The first on 18 June failed, and the second on 28 June was more successful, but it was the French Army which attacked the Malakov nearby which won the battle. The enemy retreated.
Peter was entitled to all four of the medals for Crimea. We do not know much more about him, or where to find out about his service, medal, and personal details.
We do know that he was staying with someone on Hanover Street, Edinburgh, at the time of his wedding in 1844. This person could have been the John Jamieson who ran a school there. Peter was described as a servant. John was of an age to be a generation older than Peter.
Peter married Sarah Campbell MacDonald, and a child, Mary Sarah, was born to them the following year. Her name suggests that Peter's mother could have been Mary, but Sarah's grandmother was also Mary. That is all that we know about PeterJamieson. It would seem that Sarah and Mary remained in Edinburgh. Mary described her childhood in George Street near Edinburgh Castle, and the way she talked indicated that her father was stationed there. His regiment WAS stationed there but I cannot find records which are actually about him.
We have no age for him so it is hard to locate his birth or family. There is another man of this name, born in Musselburgh at a viable time, but he lived on after Crimea, and was in the wrong regiment. This regiment was also out of the country at the time of the life details that we do know.
No further children were born, and we have wondered if Peter got into trouble and chose the army option as punishment like many did at that time. We just don't know very much about him. Sarah Campbell Macdonald had very wealthy forbears and family members in Edinburgh.