Irish participant in the Charge of the Light Brigade dies
In 1854 one of the most famous military manoeuvres took place during the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War. The Charge of the Light Brigade was an iconic part of the battle, and one in which an Irishman, Daniel Dowling took part. Dowling was born in 1832, and was active in the army throughout the Crimean campaign. He emerged from Balaclava uninjured, but was subsequently wounded at Inkerman.
After the Crimean War he served with the military in India, and then began travelling the world in search of his sister. She had married while he was in India and left Ireland with her new husband, but Dowling never knew where she had gone. He died today at the County Home, Utica, New York. He was eighty one years old.