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Soldiers of the Regiment

Major James Paton

& his recollections & letters from the Crimean War.


Captain James Paton, 4th King's Own, at Chatham, 1862
Accession Number: KO2590/394


Commission certificate of Lieutenant James Paton, 4th Regiment of Foot, The King's Own Royal Regiment.
Accession Number: KO1588/06

Recollections and letters from the Crimean War 1854-1856

bulletRecollection of the Crimean Campaign
Told by Major James Paton of Crailing on an evening in October 1921
bulletLetter from From Malta. 9th May 1854.
bulletLetter from From camp near Boulair, Gallipoli. 24th July 1854.
bulletLetter In camp at Varna. 28th August 1854
bulletLetter from From Barracks, Scutari. 30th September, 1854.
bulletLetter In Camp near Sebastopol. 28th October, 1854.
bulletLetter In camp near Sebastopol. 18th November 1854.
bulletLetter In Camp, before Sebastopol. 29th January, 1855
bulletLetter from Camp before Sebastopol. 9th April, 1855
bulletLetter from Camp before Sebastopol. 29th April, 1855.
bulletLetter from Camp before Sebastopol. 28th May, 1855.
bulletLetter from Camp before Sebastopol. 29th June, 1855
bulletLetter from Camp before Sebastopol. 27th July 1855.
bulletLetter from Camp before Sebastopol. 20th August 1855.
bulletLetter Camp near Svastopol. 29th Octr., 1855 or 1856?
bulletLetter No address or date given. Received at Crailing 12th December, 1855.
bulletLetter Camp near Sevastopol. 22nd February, 1856.
bulletLetter Camp near Sevastopol. 11th April, 1856
bulletLetter Camp near Sevastopol. 9th May, 1856
bulletLetter Camp near Svastopol. 29th Octr., 1855 or 1856?


Major James Paton, 1867, photographed whilst at Prince Edward Isle.
Accession Number: KO0427Paton


Letter dated 23rd September on Major Paton's 95th Birthday.
Accession Number: KO2590/395


Major James Paton photographed on his 90th birthday, 1921.
Accession Number: KO0293/01


Uniform Detail, Coatee Officers, Grenadier Company, KO 1843-55 worn by Major James Paton, Jedburgh Front View
Accession Number: KO0525/01


Uniform Detail, Coatee Officers, Grenadier Company, KO 1843-55 worn by Major James Paton, Jedburgh Rear View
Accession Number: KO0525/02


Uniform Detail, Coatee Officers, Grenadier Company, KO 1843-55 worn by Major James Paton, Jedburgh Front View
Accession Number: KO0525/03


Uniform Detail, Coatee Officers, Grenadier Company, KO 1843-55 worn by Major James Paton, Jedburgh
Accession Number: KO0525/04

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