Essex Regiment & Essex Militia History

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44th Essex Presentation of Crimea medals 1855

On 18 May 1855 the Queen personally presented Crimea War medals to Officers of the armed forces at Horse Guards, London.

After the presentation the Queen received the non commissioned officers and men at Buckingham Palace where they were entertained in the gardens and then provided with a dinner in the riding school.

Dinner consisted of Roast Beef, Plum Pudding and stout in abundance!

Officers from the 44th to receive Crimean medals

Captain Micklethwaite

Captain Streatfield

Lieutenant Bradford

Brevet-Major Browne

Other Ranks to receive the Crimean Medal

Lance Corporal George Rogers ( Wounded)

Private William Carney ( Wounded)

Private Daniel Maloney ( Wounded)

Private Henry George ( Wounded)