Soame Gambier Jenyns

Cornet in the 13th in 1845. At Balaklava he was a Brevet Major. Two officers senior to Jenyns were killed in the charge so he was in command of the 13th during the struggle to extricate the remnants. His account of the action contains this: "I only brought nine mounted men back! Poor Moses (his charger) was shot through his shoulder and through the hip into his guts, but just got me back. I had some narrow shaves, as indeed we all had. My cloak rolled in front had three canister-shot through it, besides a piece of shell knocking off the end of it, and catching me on the knee, but only a severe bruise." He was mentioned in despatches for his actions and awarded the Companion of the Bath. He was a very brave and well respected man and deeply mourned when he died in 1873.

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