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1837, Private William APPLEBY — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in London.


Originally served in the Dorset Militia.

Enlisted into the 13th Light Dragoons at Dorchester on the 27th of February 1855.

Age: 20.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: None.


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

At Scutari from the 1st of October 1855, and being invalided to England on the 18th of September, joined the Depot on the 4th of October 1855.

From Private to Corporal: 26th of September 1862.

Corporal to Sergeant: 8th of October 1864.

Reduced to Private by a Regtl. Court-martial on the 1st of May 1865.

Sent to the Depot at York when the Regiment left for Canada: 12th of September 1866.

Discharge & pension

Discharged, "time expired", from Canterbury on the 15th of February 1867.

Conduct and character: "good".

In possession of two Good Conduct badges.

Once tried by Court-martial.

Medals & commemorations

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

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after service

1881 Census

22, Fowell Street, Kensington, London

A "William Appleby" is shown, aged 45, House Painter (Handicapped-Deaf), born in Marylebone, with his wife, Sarah, 42, born in the City of London. No children are shown.

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