• Short Summary

    Funeral of Sergeant James Mustard, who rode in the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava.

  • Description

    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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1938.31
    Media URN:
    81071
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:18:00 / 01:50:51:00
    Canister:
    ON 172 C

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    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.

  2. jamied says

    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......

    www.stmgrts.org.uk/archives/2008/11/m
    r_mustard_and_the_charge_of_the_ligh
    t_brigade.html

  3. British Pathé says

    Incredibly helpful - thanks.

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