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Major General George W Mayow
« on: Saturday 21 February 09 17:31 GMT (UK) »
HI All

I found a gravestone today in remembrance of the said man
who fought in the Battle of the Light Brigade.

Although I have Go***** for information relating to him
only one passage out of a book came up.

Therefore can anyone else supply any more background
to him please.

T.I.A.

Sandy

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Re: Major General George W Mayow
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 21 February 09 19:27 GMT (UK) »
What exactly would you like to know?

George Wynell Mayow, died 1 Jan 1873
Lieut-Col Mayow, 4th Dragoon Guards was Brigade-Major to the Light Brigade in the Crimea. He'd left his sick bed to be present with the Brigade at Balaclava and rode in the charge.

If you search the London Gazette site for his full name, I bet you'll get lots of hits and be able to build a picture of his full career.
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Re: Major General George W Mayow
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 21 February 09 19:47 GMT (UK) »
From the 1862 Army List:

Colonel Mayow served throughout the Eastern Campaign of 1854-55, first as Brigade Major of the Light Cavalry Brigade to 19th Dec. 1854, including the affairs of Bulganac and McKenzie’s Farm, and battles of Alma, Balaklava, and Inkerman, and afterwards from the 20th Dec. to the end of the War as Assist. Qr. Master General of the Cavalry Division, including the night attack on the Russian outposts on 19th Feb. 1855, battle of the Tchernaya, and the siege and fall of Sebastopol (Medal and Clasp, Knight of the Legion of Honor, Sardinian and Turkish Medals, and 4th Class of the Medjidie).

He was first commissioned on 9 June 1825, and in 1862 was Qr. Master General at the Curragh.

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Re: Major General George W Mayow
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 February 09 20:22 GMT (UK) »
Hello Sandy,

I hope you took some photos for Annie  ;D

Phil   :)
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Re: Major General George W Mayow
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 22 February 09 08:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi you 3 Whizzes.

Thank you for your replies.

When I trawl through churchyards/graveyards looking
for any War Graves or Non-Crem Graves I always take
any that look extremely interesting as well.

I suppose then like my War Men and Women I like to
try and build up background information on the person.

Therefore the extra information listed has helped more
than the piece I found.

So thank you all again.

I can now keep with the original image.

Sandy

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Re: Major General George W Mayow
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 22 February 09 15:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi Phil

Quote
I hope you took some photos for Annie 


Well I took a couple I will P.M. Annie and e-mail them
to her if she wants them.

Sandy

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Re: Major General George W Mayow
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 22 February 09 16:16 GMT (UK) »
Hello Sandy,

 I'll pass on the news.
I don't think she'll turn down the offer somehow.   ;D

Phil  :)
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Re: Major General George W Mayow
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 22 February 09 16:28 GMT (UK) »


You're right !!  ;D ;D

I'd love to see them ! ... though you might like to add the to the Charge of the Light Brigade thread Sandy !  :D ... there's a few people that may also be interested ... though I've neglected it terribly recently !  :-\

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Re: Major General George W Mayow
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 22 February 09 16:39 GMT (UK) »
E-mails sent Annie.

Hopefully better than the Kettering one. Still can't get a clear image. :(

By the way the gravestone is at Clipston Churchyard, Northants
although I am sure that it is already noted.

Sandy