Chelsea Pensioner

Sergeant-Major Charles Dawes died in 1932 aged 96. Todays information is short, but he definitely needs a mention. Kings Royal Irish Hussars – Service No. 1428 Crimean and Indian Mutiny Veteran – Chelsea Pensioner Died 1st August 1932 aged 96 – 270 Clifton Road Balsall Heath, Birmingham. “The last Birmingham survivor of the Crimean War …

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Firefighters Memorial Day 4th May

Firefighters Memorial Day will have been marked by a minutes silence at midday today to honour Firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.  Over 2300 such deaths are recorded. Brandwood End is the resting place of Sydney Charles Tropman who was one of the above number. As part of National Cemeteries Week …

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