Posted By:David Buttery
Subject:Captain Nolan
Post Date:July 24, 2007 at 06:22:44
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I'm doing a project on the famous Captain Louis (Lewis) Edward Nolan who delivered the famous message to charge to the Light Brigade at Balaklava.

While I've found a good deal of information on most aspects of his tragically short life, I've been unable to find out anything about his early schooling in Edinburgh up to the age of eleven. He lived at 80 Queen Street (central Edinburgh) and his father (Babington Nolan) served with the 70th Regiment of Foot. Its just possible that he may have been taught by the regiment but I think a local civilian school is more likely. I've already ruled out the famous George Heriot's School unfortunately.

I was wondering if any of the readers of this site may have done any research on Nolan and whether they could point me in the right direction. To be honest, just the name of the school and what kind of education he was likely to have received at this early stage would be something.


Dave Buttery