LETTERS AND PAPERS OF COLONEL (later General, Sir) RICHARD WILBRAHAM RELATING TO HIS SERVICE IN THE CRIMEAN WAR
Persons mentioned in the letters have as far as possible been identified where they first occur, providing their identity is not obvious. Thereafter a briefer identification is given. Richard Wilbraham's is frequently referred to simply as 'R.W.'
These papers, which have recently come to light, were discovered by Sir Randle Baker Wilbraham Bt. of Rode Hall, Cheshire, and were calendared at the Cheshire Record Office in 1978.
Administrative / biographical background:
Richard Wilbraham sailed as Major of the 7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fusiliers) but before reaching the Crimea was offered the post of Adjutant General of the 2nd Division by Lord Raglan, in which position he served throughout the war, receiving his commission as Lieut. Colonel in Feb. 1855 and Colonel in August, 1855.
In July 1855 he was appointed a Commander of the Bath and, at the conclusion of the war was made an officer of the Legion d'Honneur.
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