This is my first post on this Crimean forum, so I would just like to say a quick hello and ask the following question.
My name is Lee and over the past few years I've been researching my family history. So far I've discovered that I have ancestors involved in both WW1 & WW2, but I would like to explore further back to the Crimean War.
I have an ancestor in my tree who may have been involved in The Crimean War, but as my family have no information stretching back that far, I cannot be certain.
His details are as follows:
Name: George Haywood.
Regimental number: 5896.
Regiment: 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards.
My George was born in 1835 in Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, England and as far as I know the Crimean War didn't begin until Oct 1853. This would mean that George would have been Eighteen years old.
I already have George Haywood's medal roll which states that he was wounded at Crimea, so therefor did not take part at Alma or Inkerman.
I was wondering if there is any way to find out where this George Haywood was born and lived, or possibly even recruited from?
I've Emailed the Grenadier Guards Regimental Museum to see if they or Regimental Headquarters can help, but I thought I best ask on this forum too.
Any assistance would be very much appreciated,