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Equipment belonging to

Major Thomas Everard Hutton, 4th (Queen’s Own) Light Dragoons,

used by him during (or awarded to him for) the Charge of the Light Brigade, Crimean War, 1854. 

Pattern 1821 Light Cavalry Officer’s Sword

“Hussar” or “Hungarian” saddle, c.1854

Pattern 1846 Light Dragoon Shako

Pillbox forage cap, c.1847-57


Officer’s full dress spurs

Crimea War Medal, 1854-56, with clasps: Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol

Order of the Medjidie, 5th Class

Thomas Everard Hutton (1821-1896) exchanged into the 4th Light Dragoons in 1847 from the 15th (Yorkshire, East Riding) Regiment of Foot, and was promoted captain in 1852.

Captain Hutton rode in the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaklava (1854). He was shot through the right thigh during the advance of the Light Cavalry Brigade and on returning from the guns he was again severely wounded through the left thigh. His horse was wounded in 11 places and had to be destroyed.

After treatment at Scutari and Malta, Hutton returned to England in March 1855 and received his Crimea War Medal from Queen Victoria at the presentation ceremony on Horse Guards Parade, 18 May 1855. He retired from the Army as brevet-major by sale of his commission in 1857.