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1789, Private Joseph ASHBY — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life


Enlisted on the 26th of February 1855.

No other enlistment details are shown.


Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 7th of July 1855.

Transferred to the 3rd Dragoon Guards at Cahir on the 31st of August 1856. Regtl. No. 66.

From Private to Corporal: 8th of February 1857.

Corporal to Sergeant: 27th of May 1857.

Appointed to Troop Sgt-Major on the 10th of September 1860.

The India Office records show him as dying of "Delirium tremens" at Nusserabad on the 10th of August 1861, aged 30 years. He was buried on the 11th of August by "The Officers Attending".

Medals & commemorations

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

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Death & burial

Died at Nusserabad, India, of "Delirium tremens", on the 10th of August 1861.

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