Valley of Death survivor honoured

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A soldier who survived the Charge of the Light Brigade but died in poverty to be buried in a pauper's grave was honoured yesterday in a -ceremony attended by his modern-day Army regiment.

Thomas Warr was with the 11th Hussars when he was one of the noble 600 who charged the Russian guns in Crimea in 1854.

He remained in the Army for a further six years before returning to his home town, Dorchester, where he died in 1916, aged 87. He was given a full military funeral and people lined the streets, but he was buried in an unmarked grave.

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