As his title indicates, Captain Jones-Parry had a long and distinguished career at the heart of the British Empire at its mid-Victorian acme, and was often in the heat of the action. After serving in the Madras Fusiliers during the Burmese War of 1852-53 – when he was involved in the investment and defence of Pegu, Jones-Parry took part in the Crimean War in 1854-55 when he was Assistant Quarter-Master General of the 2nd Infantry Division supplied by the Turks, Britain and France’s ally against the Russians. The author was stationed in India when the 1857 Mutiny broke out, and marched with General Havelock’s column to relieve the siege of Lucknow. He took part in the storming and reduction of the Secunderabagh, Shahnujuff, and Tara Kotee, and returned to Lucknow with General James Outram when the siege was lifted a second time. He took part in the final campaign to repress the remnants of the Mutiny in Oudh. This book offers a clear, vivid and unvarnished old soldier’s account of great and dramatic events. It is illustrated with a fine frontispiece of the author.
OLD SOLDIER’S MEMORIES
A dramatic Victorian military memoir by an officer who fought in the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny – and participated in the two reliefs of Lucknow.