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1689, Private Peter BELLION — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in Liverpool.


Enlisted at Liverpool on the 25th of November 1854.

Age: 20.

Height: 5' 6".

Trade: Gas-fitter.

Service, discharge & pension

Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 1st of August 1855.

Sent to the Depot at York when the regiment went to Canada, 1st of September 1866.

Discharged "time expired," from Canterbury on the 26th of November 1866.

To live in Liverpool after discharge.

Medals & commemorations

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

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after service

The 1881 Census showsPeter Bellion was living at No 2 Procter Street, West Derby, Liverpool. He is described as a Cotton Porter, aged 49, born at Toxteth Park, Liverpool, with his wife, Ann, aged 47, born in Liverpool, and five children (the eldest, a son, being a Plumber).

Death & burial

[RM: The GRO records show a Peter Bellion aged 58 died in the West Derby district (includes Toxteth) in the quarter of September 1893. CP: This is possibly our man, his age at death tallies with his age on enlistment. However another Peter Bellion is registered as dying aged 63 in December 1893 in Liverpool, which raises some confusion as to which man was in fact 1689 Peter Bellion.]

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