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CORPORAL THOMAS MORLEY17th LANCERS

BORN IN 1831 MORLEY WORKED AS AN ENGINEER PRIOR TO ENLISTIG IN 1849. PROMOTED TO CORPORAL IN MAY 1854. HE CHARGED IN THE FIRST LINE OF THE 17th AND AFTER GAINING THE BATTERY, RALLIED SOME TWENTY FELLOW MEMBERS OF THE BRIGADE AND CHARGED BACK THROUGH A MASS OF RUSSIAN HUSSARS SCATTERING THEM LIKE...
 
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BORN IN 1831 MORLEY WORKED AS AN ENGINEER PRIOR TO ENLISTIG IN 1849. PROMOTED TO CORPORAL IN MAY 1854. HE CHARGED IN THE FIRST LINE OF THE 17th AND AFTER GAINING THE BATTERY, RALLIED SOME TWENTY FELLOW MEMBERS OF THE BRIGADE AND CHARGED BACK THROUGH A MASS OF RUSSIAN HUSSARS SCATTERING THEM LIKE CHAFF.

PROMOTED TO SERGEANT HE LATER SERVED AT INKERMAN AND THEN HE PURCHASED HIS DISCHARGE IN 1857. IN 1862 HE JOINED THE UNION ARMY WITH A COMMISSION AS A 2nd LIEUTENANT IN THE 12th PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER CAVALRY. HE WAS CAPTURED AT BULL RUN AND LATER EXCHANGED HAVING SPENT 9 MOUNTHS IN LIBBY PRISON. HE WAS PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN IN 1865. RETURNING TO BRITIAN HE JOINED THE AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY AS A TROOP SERGEANT MAJOR AND WAS PROMOTED TO REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR IN 1871. HE RETURNED TO AMERICA FOR A WHILE, TOOK UP US CITIZANSHIP AND WORKED IN THE WAR DEPARTMENT. HE AGAIN RETURNED TO ENGLAND IN 1894 AND DIED IN NOTTINGHAM IN 1906.