Tredegar House remembers Charge of the Light Brigade survivor, Captain Godfrey Morgan
12:40pm Monday 11th March 2013 in News
Captain NEWPORT’S Tredegar House will mark the 100th anniversary of the death of one of its most celebrated former residents from today.
Captain Godfrey Morgan, who became Lord Tredegar in 1875, died on March 11, 1913, aged 81. He was one of only two members of the 17th Lancers to survive the Charge of the Light Brigade into the “Valley of Death”
during the Battle of Balaclava in 1854.
To commemorate the anniversary of his death, each month will see Tregedar House pay attention to a different object in the collection to highlight his character and achievements.
After returning from the Crimean War, Godfrey went on to become MP for Breconshire and donated land for building various schools and churches as well as Royal Gwent Hospital, Belle Vue Park and Rodney Parade.
He was made a Viscount in 1905 and the first Freeman of Newport in 1909. On his death in 1913 he was buried at St Basil’s Church in Bassaleg.