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1691, Private Walter APPLEBEE — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born at Marylebone, London.


Enlisted at London on the 25th of May 1854.

Age: 19.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: Servant.

Features: Fair complexion. Blue eyes. Brown hair.


Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 1st of April 1855.

Invalided to England from Scutari on the 22nd of December 1855.

Discharge & pension

Discharged from Cahir on the 13th of November 1856, a result of the:

"Reduction of the Army and not likely to become efficient. Labours under Pulmonary Consumption and on that account is unlikely to make an efficient soldier. He is frequently in hospital. Disease is the result of constitutional pre-disposition and has not been increased by his military service."

Served 2 years 173 days.

In Turkey and the Crimea: 9 months.

Conduct and character, "good". Not in possession of any Good Conduct badges.

Aged 21 years 6 months on discharge.

Granted a pension of 6d. per day for nine months, "final".

Medals & commemorations

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

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after service

To live in Paddington, London.

1861 Census

33/34 Bow Street Police Station, Covent Garden, Westminster.

Walter Applebee, 26, single, a Police Constable, born Marylebone.

60 other policemen answered the roll call.

1871 Census

148 Walton Street, St Luke's, Chelsea.

Walter Applebee, aged 36, Police Constable, born Marylebone, was living with his wife Ellen, 34, born Exeter, and their child Frederick W., 3, and a niece.

1881 Census

Has not been found in the 1881 Census.

Death registered

The death of Walter Applebee's wife, Ellen Applebee, aged 47, was registered at Chelsea in the June Quarter of 1884.

1891 Census

21 [?27] Strode Road, Fulham.

Walter Applebee, 54, widower, retired Police Officer, born Marylebone, was living with his daughter Emily S., aged 12, a Scholar, born Chelsea.

1901 Census

27 Shade Road [presumably Strode Road, as above], Fulham.

Walter Applebee, 64, widower, Day Watchman, born Marylebone, was living with his daughter Emily, 22, a General Servant, born Chelsea.

Death & burial

The death of Walter Applebee, 67, was registered in the March Quarter, 1904, at Fulham.

1911 Census

159a Highbury New Park N, Islington.

His daughter, Emily Sarah Applebee, 32, single, was working as a General Servant and Cook.

Further information

Marriage registered

The marriage of Emily S. Applebee to George F. Bridgland was registered in the September Quarter 1913, in Fulham.

References & acknowledgements

Registration of marriage and deaths, and Census information for 1861, 1871, 1891, 1901, 1911, kindly provided by Chris Poole.

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