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William Jowett (d. 1856)

Diary written during the Crimean war 1856

RCIN 1020761

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Sgt. Jowett of the 7th Fusiliers wrote a diary of his time in the Crimea which was published as a memorial, after he died from injuries sustained during the final assault on Sebastopol. This volume was presented to Queen Victoria by Sgt. Jowett’s parents, accompanied by a letter which pays a moving tribute to their son. May it please your / Majestey / We ve[n]ture to ask your / gracious acceptance of the / accompanying little book / hit contains a fue [few] par / ticulars of the short life / of hour son whoe dide / October 11th 1856 at Plymouth / from wounds reicived hin the / assault hup on the Redan / and from which hey lingered / some time fil[l]ed to the last / with loyalty and love to the / Queen and country hin whose /cause he fought and bled...