|SURNAME:||Devlin||FORENAMES:||James Salamander||BORN:||c1832 or c1834||AT:||Sea, on a naval gunboat called the Salamander hence his second name.||OCCUPATION[S]:||.||RELIGION/DENOMINATION:||.||FATHER:||Was the governor of the gaol at Athlone, Ireland||MOTHER:||.||SIBLINGS:||.||OTHER RELATIONS:||.||NOTES:||.||1st REGIMENT NO:||1447||2nd REGIMENT NO:||.||ENLISTED:||07 02 1850 Athlone HQ aged 18 years 2 months
Information in The War Correspondent gives enlistment as 08 02 1850 at Athlone aged 16 years
|ATTESTED:||.||HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:||5' 7¼"||TROOP NO:||.||TROOP CAPTAIN:||.||RANK:||1850: Private
1853: Private, Corporal
|PROMOTIONS:||Private to Corporal 26 03 1853 vice J. Howes||REDUCTIONS:||.||DESERTIONS:||.||COURT MARTIALS:||.||GIVEN UP TO:||.||GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:||.||MEDALS:||Distinguished Conduct Medal
Crimea: Alma, Balaklava. List dated 07 01 1855
|EMBARKATIONS:||.||DISEMBARKATIONS:||March 1855: Scutari [For England]||CAMPAIGNS:||.||OTHER DUTIES:||To Scutari 26 10 1854, then England||TRANSFERRED FROM:||.||TRANSFERRED TO:||.||NOTES:||25 10 1854 Severely wounded at Balaklava, reported in a `dangerous' condition.
His sword hand was nearly severed by a Russian sabre and his left shoulder was smashed by a musket ball.
According to information in The War Correspondent:
`29 years later a piece of his jacket was removed from his shoulder wound.'
|INVALIDED:||185_||DISCHARGED TO OUT PENSION:||.||ADMITTED TO OUT PENSION:||06 11 1855 Dublin 1||MEDICAL REASON:||.||PENSION DISTRICT:||1855: Dublin 1
1862: Carlow, Dublin 1
1863: Carlow, Dublin 1
1865: Dublin 1
|NOTES:||.||POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:||.||POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:||Chief Clerk at the Adjutant-General's Department at Dublin Castle.||DIED:||03 02 1892 at his home, 8 Connaught Terrace, Garville Road, Rathgar, Ireland||BURIED:||Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin
Died 3rd Feb. 1892. Aged 58 Years.
One of the "Noble Six Hundred."
Served with the 4th Q.O. Light Dragoons in the Crimea and was severely wounded in the ever memorable "Charge of the Light Brigade" 25th Oct. 1854.
Best Warrior rest, nor need the route until the trumpet sounds the grand "turn out." R.I.P.'
|WILL:||.||BENEFICIARY:||.||NEXT OF KIN:||.||PRIZE MONEY:||.||NOTES:||.||TNA SOURCES:||WO/12/656
|BL SOURCES:||.||OTHER SOURCES:|| Honour the Light Brigade
The War Correspondent Vol. 28, No., 4, Jan 2011
4th Light Dragoons Index