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               CRIMEAN WAR


Captain John Dundas Malcolm

Born 26th October 1822 in Ceylon.

Joined the 28th Regiment as an Ensign     1st Nov. 1842
                                                  Lieutenant     29th March 1844
                                                       Captain    29th Dec. 1854

Malcolm sailed with the Regiment for the Crimea and remained until 5th July 1855. He was severely wounded in the attack on the Redan, 18th June 1855.

Malcolm received the British Crimean Medal with clasp 'Sebastopol' and the Turkish Crimea Medal.

He was placed on half pay, 14th July 1857. He settled in Wellington Bridge, Cork. He later moved to Ephill House, Wrexham, where he died 31st October 1862.


Captain Edward Garmonsway Waldy

Born 31st May 1835 at Eagglescliffe, Yorkshire.

Joined the 28th Regiment as an Ensign   8th July 1853. (by purchase)
                                                      Lieutenant   8th Dec. 1854
                                                           Captain   9th Jan. 1857  (by purchase - to half pay)
                                                           Captain   27th Nov. 1857 exchanged to the 76th Regt.
                   Retired by sale of commission   10th May 1861

Received the British Crimea medal with clasps 'Alma'  'Inkermann' and  'Sebastopol', the Turkish Crimea Medal and the Turkish Order of the Medjidie, 5th Class.

He lived at 66, Egglescliffe Cottage, Egglescliffe with his wife Cecily Jane. He was a Justice of the Peace in Durham. He died 30th July 1887.

Letters regarding Waldy's career in the Public Records Office:

                                                                                                                          84 Eaton Square
                                                                                                                              30 March 1852
   My Lord,
 
  I am anxious to bring under the notices of yourself and the Commander in Chief, Mr. Edward Garmonsway Waldy whose name I am informed is upon his Grace's list for a Commission in the Infantry. He is the son of a most respectable magistrate residing in Yorkshire, edcuated at Eton, and now studying with a gentleman who prepares for the Army. He will be 17 years of age in May. I trust your Lordship will excuse my making this application, but I am anxious to secure for him a Commission in a good Regiment...
                                                                          I have the honour to be ... Sir Octavius Duncombe.


Gen. Hardinge
               GCB                                   June 1853

28 Foot  -  Ensigncy for Sale
vice Stehelin who retires rec. 400 Pounds
50 pounds to public.

E G Waldy


Waldy's father wanted to purchase a Captaincy in the 28th for his son. The available Commission was a 'Half-Pay' Company. This meant in effect that Waldy would be retired from active service.

                                                                                                         Egglescliffe
                                                                                                               Yarm
                                                                                                                    Yorks.
                                                                                                            Feby 15th 1857
Sir,
            I have the honour to receive your letter this morning and have ordered my bankers to pay eleven hundred pounds to Messrs. Cox & Co. for the purchase of a Company in the 28th Foot for my son Lieut. E. G. Waldy. I am afraid he will be very sorry to have to retire from active service as he was very anxious to remain with his Regiment, with which he has been since July 1853 having gone with it to Turkey in Feb 1854 when on duty thro the whole Crimean campaign, and endured the severe winter of 1854 without being off duty. I hope there may be some mistake as from a letter I received from my son with his Regiment at Malta that he had an understanding with Lieut. Col Lindsell ...

                                                                                                                 J W Waldy

Feb 21st 1857

Sir,
            I wrote my letter on returning home tired after a long days hunting. It has this morning occurred to me that I omitted to say that I forwarded your letter of the 12th to my son at Malta last Sunday. I leave it to him to decide. I have little doubt he will decide to purchase the Company.

                                                                                                                  J W Waldy



Quartermaster Thomas Lumsden

Lumsden joined the 28th Regiment in 1847.
He was appointed Quartermaster 14th Dec. 1855.

He served through the Crimean war and received the Crimea Medal with clasps 'Alma' 'Inkermann' and 'Sebastopol', Turkish Crimea Medal and the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

He was wounded in the attack on the Redan, 18th June 1855.

March 1874, Lumsden was appointed to a Brigade Depot in Naas, Ireland.
Colonel Daniell put the following order in the Regimental Order Book:

"Malta, 12th March 1874.

No. 2  Quartermaster Lumsden having been appointed to a brigade depot, the commanding officer feels it his duty, before his departure, to testify to his long and meritorious services in the 28th Regiment. For upwards of 36 years this officer has been connected with the corps; on both occasions in which it has been stationed in India, he has borne his full share of the responsibilities and trials inseperable from service in that country; and in the Crimea, where he served throughout the campaign and was wounded, and where so many of the regiment fell or died of disease, he filled positions of great trust to the entire satisfaction of his superiors. The commanding officer feels that he need not dwell on his latter services, as he is aware how the whole regiment appreciate and have benefited by them; and he knows it will join him in regretting much the loss of by far its oldest member, and wishing him every prosperity and hapiness in the future."

He retired on half pay 15th Aug. 1877 with honorary rank of Captain.

He died in 1883.



Private George Beverstock

Born May 1829 in Henley-on-Thames, a groom by trade. He enlisted in the 34th Regiment on the 14th June 1838. In May 1842 he transferred to the St. Helena Regiment. April 1849 he joined the 28th.

He served in St. Helena for 6 years and 6 months. Malta 2 years and 6 months. Turkey and the Crimea 2 years and 1 month. East Indies 6 months. Total Service 21 years and 155 days.

He received the Crimea Medal with clasps 'Alma' 'Inkermann' and 'Sebastopol', Turkish Crimea Medal and the Long Service Good Conduct Medal. (LSGC awarded in June 1857.)

He was discharged 15th Nov. 1859. His Service Record states: Character -

"Very good. He is in possession of four good conduct badges with pay. He has been presented a medal with gratuity of 5.0.0 for long service and good conduct. Also a medal of 3 clasps for service in the Crimea. He has never been tried by a court martial and his name does not appear in the Regimental Defaulters Book."

Private George Beverstock. No. 3005. No. 1 Company. 28th Regiment.

With the medals came his Certificate of Service, Chelsea Pensioners Certificate, Regimental Savings Bank Book, Monthly Settlements - Clothing Account Book, and Regimental Account Book.


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