CRIMEAN AND MUTINY VETERANS.
There were three Feltwell men, John Willett, D. Bartlett and J. Addison, who fought in the Crimean War, 1854-56; also one Feltwell man, Robert Cock, who fought in the Indian Mutiny, 1857-58. D. Bartlett was father of the Bartlett who built and ran the cafe known as the Welcome in Church Street. J. Willett kept the Bell Inn and worked for Mr. Upcher on the Black Dyke Farm. His daughter, Alma Willett, was named after the Battle of Alma in which he fought.
These Crimean and Mutiny Veterans drew their quarterly at Brandon and the following is a description given of a certain pension day. "He say that was a rough day. He say he saw the wind a-coming up the street. He say, when asked what it was like, he say that was like a three-cornered fog." Apparently there was a frolic that day.
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