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1597, Private William ATHAWAY — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born at Stroud, Gloucestershire.


Enlisted at Woodstock, Oxfordshire, on the 15th of May 1854.

Trade: Labourer.

No other enlistment details are shown.


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

Sent to Scutari on the 10th of October and invalided to England on the 31st of October 1855.

"Deserted" from Clogheen, Ireland, on the 15th of January 1857.

Rejoined from desertion at York on the 20th of December 1868.

Tried by a District Court-martial and imprisoned 1st of January — 9th of March 1868 and "to forfeit all of his previous service".

Discharge & pension

Discharged, "unfit for further service", from York on the 8th of April 1870.

Medals & commemorations

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

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after service

Death & burial

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