Survivors of the cavalry charge at Balaklava on 25 October 1854, taken on the 33rd Anniversary Dinner in 1887.
Photograph by Trooper J Lamb, 13th (Light) Dragoons, 1887.
The group includes members of the 8th (The King’s Royal Irish) Light Dragoons (Hussars), 11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars, 4th (The Queen’s Own Light) Dragoons, 13th (Light) Dragoons and 17th Light Dragoons (Lancers).
In June 1887 the survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade had signed a Loyal Address to Queen Victoria to coincide with her Golden Jubilee celebrations. In 1897, on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee, the survivors received honoured places overlooking the procession route.
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