A Hero Of A Bygone Day 1916

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    A Hero of a Bygone Day - funeral of Sergeant Mustard of the 17th Lancers who rode in the never-to-be forgotten Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava.

    Twickenham Cemetery.

    Civilians and soldiers walk on rainy street in procession. Horses pulling wagon w/ coffin; draped in Union Jack & w/ wreath on top. Same; coming round curve; crowds on sides. Comes to stop; brick wall in BG w/ bare dark trees rising behind it. Gloomy. Soldiers lift coffin; carry to rt.

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    British Pathé
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    01:49:18:00 / 01:50:51:00
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    ON 172 C
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  • The soldier's full name was James Mustard.

    He died in 1916, enabling you to alter the clip's current date range of 1914-18.

    The location is not Highgate Cemetery, but Twickenham Cemetery.

    jamied 2nd May 2012
  • Cutting the date of this piece down still further, Mr Mustard died on 4 February 1916, meaning this footage can safely be said to be from February 1916.

    Details of Mr Mustard's exploits are here......


    jamied 20th May 2012
  • Incredibly helpful - thanks.

    British Pathé 22nd May 2012

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