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DEATH OF A CRIMEAN VETERAN

Kildare Observer, January 2nd, 1904
 
 
Death of a Crimean Veteran.
 
 
We regret to record the death of Mr. Patrick Turner, of Naas, one of the few surviving Crimean veterans. Deceased, who had attained a ripe old age, took part in all the battles in the famous campaign with his regiment, the 50th, or “Blind Half Hundred.” Mr Turner was granted a modest pension on being invalided, but on being medically certified as fit for work, that small emolument was taken from him.
Of a quiet, retiring disposition, Mr. Turner was seldom, if ever, found to talk of the stirring events of his military career. He passed peacefully away on Christmas morning. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place in the Old Abbey church yard on Sunday last.

The death of a Crimean Veteran is marked by the Kildare Observer of January 1904.


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