25 October-Balaklava

Daniel Dowling was born in Carlow in 1832 was one of the members of the Light Brigade to survive the Charge during the Battle of Balaklava. He enlisted in the British Army in January 1854 and became one of the cavalrymen of the Light Brigade. Shortly thereafter England, France and Turkey formed an alliance to drive Russia out of the Baltic and Crimea. During the Battle of Balaklava a mix-up in orders resulted in about 670 members of the Light Brigade riding directly into the Russian guns, what Tennyson in his poem called ‘the valley of Death’. The Charge of the Light Brigade took place in the year 1854 On This Day

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