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Joseph Cundall (1818-1895) & Robert Howlett (1831-1858)

Wounded soldiers seen by Queen Victoria at Brompton Barracks, Chatham 1855

RCIN 2500162.a

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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert met some of the wounded men who had returned from the Crimea at Chatham, Kent, on 3 March 1855. After visiting the hospital at Fort Pitt they went to Brompton Barracks. It was there that Queen Victoria met the men she later sketched, probably from memory. She described in her journal how Sergeant Scarff of the 17th Lancers ‘told us how he had received his sabre cuts, one on his head, and one on his two hands, which he had put up to save his head’.