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1548, Private Thomas BOREHAM - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Enlistment

Enlisted at Westminster on the 8th of February 1854.

Age: 19.

Height: 5' 6".

Trade: Carpenter.

Service, discharge & pension

Sent to the Depot at Birmingham on the 1st of April 1854.

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

Sent to Scutari on the 1st of October and rejoined the regiment on the 31st of October 1855.

Transferred to the 7th Hussars on the 1st of September 1857. Regtl. No. 152.

Discharged, "time expired," from the Canterbury Cavalry Depot on the 8th of June 1866.

Conduct: "good." In possession of two G.C. badges.

Served in the field in Oude, East Indies, from the 4th of February - 14th of May 1858, including the siege of Lucknow, 2-16 of March 1858.

He re-enlisted at London on the 5th of October 1866 into the 17th Lancers with the Regtl. No. of 1004, and is shown in the Regimental muster rolls as Thomas "Borham."

Born in Enfield, Middlesex. Aged 31 years.

Fair complexion. Grey eyes. Brown hair.

Discharged from Aldershot on the 27th of July 1875, as "Free, to pension at his own request."

Served 21 years, (two months dis-allowed.) In Turkey and the Crimea 10 months and India, 10 years 9 months.

Conduct and character, "good." In possession of four G.C. badges.

Awarded a pension of 11d. per day.

Medals & commemorations

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

Mutiny medal with clasp for Lucknow.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after service

Living in the East London Pension District on discharge, but in the North London Pension District from the 1st of January 1876.

Death & burial


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