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 Bernard McKernan

Bernard McKernan

Birth
Ireland
Death 15 Mar 1897 (aged 79)
Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 9928 · View Source
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British Army Soldier. Last surviving member of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”, which was made famous by the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Born in Lathram, Ireland, he enlisted at Maidstone, England, into the 17th Lancers. He fought in 13 engagements during the Sikh Rebellion in India (1845 to 1848), and at the battles of Alma and Inkerman, participated in the storming of the Redan and the Malakoff Forts during the siege of Sebastopol in the Crimean War. He was presented with a medal for valor during the Crimean War. He died a United States citizen at Pheonixville, Pennsylvania.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9928
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard McKernan (Oct 1817–15 Mar 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9928, citing Black Rock Cemetery, Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .