McNeill, Pte David, (684), 17th L (p284 in Lummis and Wynn) Bn. in Edinburgh [56-1-20]. Enl. 02-05-42 [56-1-20]. Prior Occ: Saddler [56-1-20]. At Hampton Court 1st Mstr [54-1- 5]. At Sea, Constantinople, & Devna 1st to 3rd Mstrs [54-2-5]. Rode in Charge;wounded [Cook's Casualty Roll of the Crimea, p. 37]. At Scutari 1st Mstr, nfi [54-4-5]. To Scutari 02-13-55 [55-1-5] & fr. Scutari 05-11-55; Saddler [55-2-5]. Promoted to Saddler Sgt 07-01-55 vice Scarfe [who was promoted 12-11-54][55-3-2, 5]; “Invalided from Scutari (in Lummis and Wynn entry) 12-25-54” [comment pertains to Scarfe, but shows w/ McNeill’s name][55-3-2].Died 03-24-56 at Ismid [56-1-20] in Regt Hosp [56-1-2]. W/ Svc Trps entire period [54-1 to death in 56-1].Crimean War Medal [493/499] with A [493/499], B [522B], & S [509S] Clasps.
McNeill, Pte Robert, (901), 17th L (p285 in Lummis and Wynn)Enl. 1846 or 1847. At Dublin 1st Mstr, ret. fr. Dublin [no date]; Batman to Cpt Winter [54-1-5]. At Sea, Constant., &Devna 1st to 3rd Mstrs respectively [54-2-5].Rode in Charge;killed [55-4-5, 20][CR 37]. Medal [493/499] w/ A[493/499], B [522B], and S [515S] Clasps. Regt no. shown as “905” (sic)[ref James Hughes] on Medal Rolls [522B].
This is all I have on the McNeills from the Medal and Muster Rolls of the war years, Lummis and Wynn's Honour the Light Brigade, & Cook's Casualty Roll of the Crimea. If you learn more about them, please pass it along to me.
Lawrence W. Crider North American Agent, Crimean War Research Society