Tyne and Wear HER(13212): Jesmond, St. Andrew's Cemetery, grave of John B. Forbes - Details
Jesmond, St. Andrew's Cemetery, grave of John B. Forbes
Religious Ritual and Funerary
John Burghersh Forbes (1819-1895) joined the 4th Light Dragoons (later the 4th Hussars) at an early age. He was fighting in the Crimean War at the age of 35 and was wounded in the charge of the Light Brigade in 1854 at Balaclava. Forbes was taken prisoner. After his discharge from the army, Forbes became Regimental Sergeant Major of the Northumberland Hussars. For the last 25 years of his life he was Riding Master at the Riding School on Northumberland Road. He received a full military funeral with his oak coffin carried on a gun carriage drawn by six horses.
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, page 90