barney5042 wrote:When the British Army was assembling troops for service on the Gordon Relief Expedition, the instructions stated that soldiers should be of good character and a minimum of 21 years old. These guidelines were not always followed; I'm aware of several instances where the selected soldiers were younger.
My question is: Were there similar instructions/guidelines for service in the Crimea?
Frogsmile wrote:There have been a few threads on this subject barney: http://www.victorianwars.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1185. Note that there are three pages in the thread and it's is worthwhile reading all of them to get an accurate, overall picture.
There is no question that boys served as drummers and trumpeters during the Crimean war. You can see a photograph of one in the thread on trumpet and bugle calls.
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