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1375, Private James AUDIN — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born at Sowerby, Yorkshire, on the 27th of November 1829.


Enlisted at York on the 27th of November 1848.

Age: 19.

Height: 5' 9".

Trade: Labourer.

Features: Fresh complexion. Grey eyes. Brown hair.


Sent sick to Scutari General Hospital on the 16th of September 1854 and to rejoin the regiment in the Crimea on the 3rd of October.

Served Eupatoria. [RM]

From Private to Corporal: 26th of August 1858.

Reduced to Private by a Regtl. Court-martial for "drunkenness" on the 6th of March 1859.

Re-engaged at Edinburgh for a further 12 years service on the 26th of November 1860. He was then serving in Captain White's Troop.

From Private to Corporal: 2nd of August 1862.

Confined, 19th-24th of January, and reduced to Private by a Regimental Court-martial for "drunkenness" on the 25th of January 1863.

Served 14 years 156 days. In Turkey and the Crimea, 1 year 10 months.

Discharge & pension

Discharged from Aldershot on the [11th?] 1st of May 1863 at "Own request, after 14 years service, with the right of registry for a deferred pension of 4d. per day upon reaching the age of 50 years."

Conduct, "good". In possession of three Good Conduct badges.

Three times entered in the Regimental Defaulter's book. Once tried by Court-martial

Aged 33 years on discharge.

Medals & commemorations

Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasps for Balaclava, Inkerman, and Sebastopol, and the Turkish medal.

Death & burial

The death of a man of this name, aged 48, was recorded in the York registration district in the June Quarter of 1877. [RM]

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