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1818, Private Charles AMES — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born at Blandford, Dorset.

1841 Census

Hilton, Blandford.

Charles Ames, 36, Tailor & Shop Keeper.

George Ames, 8.

Charles Ames, 10.

1851 Census

Hilton, Blandford.

Charles Ames, 43, married, Shop Keeper, born Hilton.

Charles Ames, 19, Shop Keeper, born Hilton.

George Ames, 17, Shop Keeper, born Hilton.

James Ames, 6, Scholar, born Hilton.


Originally served in the Dorset Militia.

Enlisted into the 13th Light Dragoons at Exeter on the 13th of March 1855.

Age: 23.

Height: 5' 8".

Trade: Butcher.


In confinement 1st-4th June 1855.

Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 3rd of August 1855.

Served at Eupatoria.

Discharge & pension

Discharged from Cahir, on the "Reduction of the Army and not likely to become efficient", on the 6th of January 1857.

Conduct: "good". Not in possession of any Good Conduct badges.


Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasp for Sebastopol and the Turkish medal.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn


Life after service

Marriage registered

Charles Augustine Ames to Hannah Price, June Quarter 1857, Wimborne.

Births registered

Charles Augustine Ames, March Quarter 1858, Sturminster.

Emily Sophia Ames, March Quarter 1860, Blandford.

Fanny Ames, June Quarter 1861, Sturminster.

Martin James, June Quarter 1865, Lambeth.

Helena Vacher Ames, March Quarter 1868, Lambeth.

Sidney James, December Quarter 1871. Wimborne.

1861 Census

High Street, Milborn Port.

Charles Ames, 29, Porter Railway, born Hilton.

Hannah Ames, 27, born Sturminster Marshall.

Charles A Ames, 3, scholar, born Hazelbury Bryan.

Emily S Ames, 1, born Hilton.

1871 Census

Sturminster Marshall.

Charles Ames, 39, Butcher, born Hilton.

Hannah Ames, 38, born Sturminster

Charles Ames, 13, Scholar, born Hazelbury.

Emily Ames, 11, Scholar, born Hilton.

Fanny Ames, 8, Scholar, born Lambeth.

Martin Ames, 5, Scholar, born Lambeth.

Helena Ames, 3, SCholar, born Lambeth.

Death & burial

Death registered

Charles Augustine Ames, aged 44 years, March Quarter 1876, Wandsworth.

Further information

1881 Census

39, Currie St, Battersea.

Hannah Amos (sic), 44, widow, born Sturminster.

Charles A Amos, 23, Carman, born Hazelbury.

Emily S Amos, 21, Tailoress, born Hilton.

Fanny E Amos, 18, born Lambeth.

Martin J Amos, 15, Booking Clerk, born Lambeth.

Helena V Amos, 13, Scholar, born Lambeth.

Sidney J Amos, 9, Born Sturminster.

References & acknowledgements

Marriage, birth and death registrations, and Census information for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, and 1881 kindly provided by Chris Poole.

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