John Saunders Anstey Crimean War Hero

We have uploaded to the Pre-World War One Roll of Honour a biography of John Saunders Anstey of the Devonport Ansteys, who fought in the Crimean War in the Battle of Alma in September 1854; the Battle of Inkerman in November 1854; and the Siege of Sevastopol in Winter 1854. Then in India he took part in the Capture of Lucknow in March 1858, part of the Indian Rebellion.

Anybody who has information they would like to add to this biography, or knows what became of John after 1871, please contact us at

Anybody who has researched their Anstey ancestors’ wartime heroics and wishes for their findings to be uploaded to the Anstey story project website, feel free to contact us.


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