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Incidental music? Solved by Misfits ~ McCaffery ~

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Small (10.7" x 8.0")

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WIMBORNE, United Kingdom

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Small 10.7" x 8.0"
Medium 16.0" x 12.0"
Large 21.3" x 16.0"
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Artist's Description

The death of the man who lies here inspired a song. Can you name that song?

Solved by Misfits:

The song in the folk repertoire, sometimes called McCafferty, or McCaffery, is about an ordinary soldier, who following his confinement to barracks as the result of a minor misdemeanour shot Colonel Hugh Crofton and Captain John Hanham, in Fulwood barracks at Preston, Lancashire, in 1861. He was tried for the crime and hanged at Kirkdale jail in the Liverpool area, watched by a huge crowd of mainly Irish people.

The melancholy story gave rise to a halfpenny ballad whose mildly subversive lyrics were rumoured to have been ‘banned’ by the military authorities, while the ghost of McCaffery is said to haunt the old Officers’ Mess.

The grave is that of Captain John Hanham in Wimborne, Dorset, his family’s home town.

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