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1776, Private James Thomas ASPINALL — 13th Light Dragoons

Also recorded as "Aspinal".

Birth & early life

Born in London.


Enlisted at London on the 13th of January 1855.

Trade: Clerk.

No other enlistment details are shown.

Service [1]

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

Sent to Scutari on the 14th of August and invalided to England on the 23rd of September 1855.

Discharge [1]

Discharged, "time expired", from Canterbury on the 6th of September 1867.

Transferred to the 18th Hussars on the 1st of March 1868. Regtl. No. 25.

Service [2]

Promoted to Corporal: 15th of April 1875.

Discharge & pension [2]

Discharged on termination of second period of limited engagement from Aldershot on the 24th of April 1877.

Total service: 21 years 244 days. In Turkey and Crimea: 11 months. East Indies: 4 years, 1 month.

Conduct "good". In possession of Crimea and Turkish medals and three Good Conduct badges.

To live at 12 White Lion Street, Chelsea.

Medals & commemorations

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

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after service

1891 Census

High Street, Cotterham, Cambridge.

James T. Aspinal, 53, Agricultural Labourer, born London.

Mary Aspinal, 36, wife, born Rampton.

1901 Census

Margett Street, Cotterham,Cambridge.

James Aspinal, 63, Horsekeeper, born Westminster.

Mary Aspinal, wife, 46, born Rampton, Cambridge.

1911 Census

Margett Street, Cotterham,Cambridge.

James T Aspinall, 73, Army Pensioner (retired Curator), born Westminster.

Mary Aspinal, 55, born Rampton, Cambridge.

Death & burial

Deaths registered

The death of a "James T. Aspinal", aged 77, is shown in the September Quarter of 1915, in the Chesterton registration district, Cambridge.

Mary Aspinal, 59, December Quarter of the same year, in the same district.

References & acknowledgements

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

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