Weekly Irish Times - Saturday 13 February 1909
VETERAN'S GOLDEN WEDDING.
Francis Furlonger, Crimean and Indian Mutiny veteran, and his wife, who are inmates at the Cuckfield (Sussex) Workhouse, have just celebrated their golden wedding.
Furlonger, who is seventy-nine, received a Crimean medal, with clasps, for Sevastopol and Inkerman. In the latter battle he was wounded in the leg, and injured internally while elevating a gun.
He assisted in the relief of Lucknow, but he never, to his regret, received a medal, having finished his twelve years’ service with the Marines before the medals were distributed. A special campaign pension of 1 shilling a day was granted him, but Furlonger lost this on entering the workhouse.