Edwin Hughes was born Wrexham, Wales back in 1830 to William and Mary. He worked as a shoemaker until 1852, when he joined the 13th Light Dragoons of the British Army. In 1854, he sailed from Portsmouth to the Crimea. After arriving he saw battle at Balaciava, Inkerman and Sevastopol.
He rose through the ranks to retire after 21 years of service as a troop sergeant major. He was awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. At the time of his retirement he was 42. He died in 1927, he was 96.
What you may not know about Edwin is that he was the last surviving member of the Charge of The Light Brigade during the Crimean War of 1854-56.
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