The portrait of Mary Seacole on the cover of your February issue does not, in fact, show her wearing the British Crimea medal; the medals illustrated are the Turkish Crimea medal, the French Legion of Honour and the Turkish Medjidie
When she returned to England destitute, commanders in the Crimea raised money for the nurse, who was awarded the British Crimean medal, the Turkish Medjidie
and the French Legion of Honour.
That gentleman has himself pursued a most honourable career in the diplomatic service of the Crown, while his brother the late General Sir Alexander Macdonell, K.C.B., served with great distinction in the Crimean War where he commanded the 3rd Battalion of the Rifle Brigade (Medal with 3 clasps, brevets of Major and Lieutenant Colonel, C.B., Knight of the Legion of Honour, Sardinian and Turkish Medals and 5th class of the Medjidie
) and in the Indian Mutiny (Brevet of Colonel, medal with clasp) also in the campaign of the North West frontiers of India in 1864 (Medal) as well as in the expedition against the Mohmu Tribes, which he commanded (medal with clasp).