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Amended 9.5.11

1426, Private Thomas Oliver BLACKETT - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Enlistment

Enlisted at Edinburgh on the 31st of January 1851.

Age: 20.

Height: 5' 8".

Service, discharge & pension

From Private to Corporal: 10th of May 1854.

Reduced to Private by a Regtl. Court-martial on the 27th of September 1854.

Medals & commemorations

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

Life after service

Death & burial

Killed in action at Balaclava on the 25th of October 1854.


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