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ROGER FENTON (1819-69)

Fitzroy James Henry Somerset, Baron Raglan (1788-1855)

4 Jun 1855

RCIN 2500229

Lord Raglan (1788–1855) was a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. He lost his right arm during the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, whilst he was an aide to the Duke of Wellington. Despite having never commanded in the field, he was named as the expedition Commanderin- Chief in early 1854 when war seemed inevitable. He was to become the focus of heavy public criticism over the apparent poor organisation and logistics during the campaign. This criticism contributed to his declining health, and he died in the Crimea on 28 June 1855. He was succeeded as Commander-in-Chief by General James Simpson.

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