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1783, Private Frederick BOGGIS — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in London.


Enlisted at London on the 20th of January 1855.

No other enlistment details except that of his trade as a shoe-maker are shown.

Service, discharge & pension

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

Sent to Scutari in the 16th of October and rejoined the regiment on the 31st of October 1855.

Deserted "off furlo," on the 16th of September 1856.

Can find no further trace to 1869.

Medals & commemorations

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

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after service


1861 Census

10 and 11 Windmill Street, Lambeth.

Frederick Boggis, 30, Bootmaker, born Surrey.

Matilda Boggis, 24.

Frederick, 8 months.


1871 Census

Thomas Place, Westminster.

Frederick Boggis, 38, Bootmaker, born Surrey.

Matilda Boggis, 30, wife.

Emily Boggis, 3, daughter.


Death registered

Matilda Boggis, 41, September Quarter 1878, in Strand.


[RM: The 1881 Census showsa man of this name born 1834 in Surrey, a bootmaker, living at 5 Dukes Court, London, with a wife, Maria [sic?], and two children — Emily, aged 12, and Joshua, aged 7.]

Death & burial

[RM: The death of a man of this name is registered in the Strand registration district in the December quarter of 1889, aged 55.]

References & acknowledgements

Registration of death, and Census information for 1861 & 1871, kindly provided by Chris Poole.

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