Charge of the Light Brigade

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This is a backup of the West Yorkshire Archive Service's "Off the Record" wiki from 2015. The live went offline in 2016 and remains unavailable.

Two survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade ended up at the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum (Stanley Royd Hospital) in Wakefield:


John Moore was admitted in January 1886 and died at the asylum on 14 April 1887. Records of his admission can be found in C85/608 patient no.9734 and C85/983 p.389. His death is recorded at C85/699 and in the burial register for Stanley church WDP191/1/18.


Ebenezer Brown was an attendant at the hospital for around 15 years - see C85/182 for the register of staff.