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naylorHenry Dyson Naylor

Henry Naylor was one of two men known to have survived the Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War at Balaclava in 1854 and to have come to Fremantle. (The other is John Gray.) Born in Suffolk, he died in 1894 and was given a military funeral. Unfortunately, there is no record of his burial, tho (I think) it was likely to have been in the Skinner St Cemetery. His sabre, which he would have brandished at the Balaclava charge, is in the WA Museum.


Diane Oldman holding Henry Naylor's Light Brigade sabre, with Stephen Anstey of the WA Museum.

References and Links

All the above is taken from a page at Diane Oldman's WA Crimean War Veterans site from which

Very informative page at the chargeofthelightbrigade website.

Garry Gillard | New: 19 January, 2015 | Now: 7 November, 2022