Edwin Hughes.

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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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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, James Dray 

Meet Edwin Hughes:

Edwin Hughes (soldier) - Wikipedia

Tired out by Edwin Hughes on artnet

Oct 01, 2020 02:43 AM #1
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning James Dray - very memorable poem by Tennyson.  Nice bit of trivia.

Oct 01, 2020 03:17 AM #2
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Oct 01, 2020 04:06 AM #3
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James, 

A lucky man to have survived the charge and lived a long life!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 01, 2020 04:12 AM #4
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, James... haven't given The Charge of the Light Brigade any thought in forever... enjoyed this piece of history.

Oct 01, 2020 04:28 AM #5
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Donald Urschalitz
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Good morning, well I believe you could say coming in last has some advantages.

Oct 01, 2020 05:00 AM #6
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. Edwin was definitely an adventurous individual in a rough and tumble time. Enjoy your day!

Oct 01, 2020 05:23 AM #7
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Brian England
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Hmm, this is the first that I have heard of the Crimean War, but that seems like an area of the world that I might one day like to visit.

Oct 01, 2020 06:23 AM #8
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I must admit I did not know that but now I do. 😃

Happy Thursday morning my friend James Dray 

Oct 01, 2020 06:37 AM #9
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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It's been a long long time since I've even heard of the Light Brigade James Dray but know that you have peeked my curiousity I'll have to revisit that history.

Oct 01, 2020 06:57 AM #10
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Good morning James,

Somewhere in a history class I learned about the Light Brigade.  Thank you for reviving the memory.  A

Oct 01, 2020 08:24 AM #11
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I remember learning all about the Charge of the Light Brigade in school, interesting to meet one of the few survivors. 

Oct 01, 2020 09:30 AM #12
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Hello James,  You are a great history teacher to us here in the rain daily.  Thanks teach!

Oct 01, 2020 10:49 AM #13
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Hi James:

This was another interesting read, and you were correct - I did not know who Edwin was nor his claim to fame.

Jeff

Oct 01, 2020 04:45 PM #14
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Hi James- very interesting and he led a long life!!!  I'm going to read again about the Charge of the Light Brigade. 

Oct 01, 2020 06:27 PM #15
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Wow I am amazed after all he  went through he lived till 96 years of age... reminds me of my friend she was an Escrow Officer then became a Realtor and now she just celebrated her 95th birthday....Endre

Oct 01, 2020 10:25 PM #16
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He enjoyed having a 53 years of fruitful retiring years. Telling children what he did in Black Sea.  Thanks.

Oct 30, 2020 07:33 AM #17
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Given his background and the fame bestowed by the The Charge of the Light Brigade, I doubt if Edwin Hughes ever had to pay for a drink in any pub in England. 

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