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Re: Kenneth Landfry (bugler?) - Charge of the Light Brigade
Posted by: Lawrence Crider (ID *****4702) Date: August 27, 2003 at 21:04:09
In Reply to: Kenneth Landfry (bugler?) - Charge of the Light Brigade by JOSEPH MANZO of 361

The trumpeter you are referring to is probably Martin Leonard Lanfried, regimental number 986, 17th Lancers, who rode in the Charge of the Light Brigade. It is unknown if he blew the charge but he was wounded and his horse killed. He later appeared before Queen Victoria at Brompton Barracks and went on to become a Trumpet Major prior to his discharge in 1865. He frequently sounded the "charge" at various functions after his return to England. His portrait appears in the Illustrated London News on 30 October 1875 . Photograph and preceeding information in Lummis and Wynn, pp. 259 and photo section in rear of book.


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