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1752, Private William BURSNOLL - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in the parish of St. Pancras, London.

Enlistment

Enlisted at Westminster on the 2nd of January 1855.

Age: 19.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: Labourer.

Fresh complexion. Hazel eyes. Lt. brown hair.

Service

Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 7th of July 1855.

At Scutari from the 18th of August and was invalided to England on the 7th of September 1855.

Discharge & pension

>Discharged from Birmingham on the 25th of June 1866, being:

"Found unfit for further service. Has consumption - Cannot contribute towards earning a livelihood. Not caused nor aggravated by the use of intoxicating liquors nor indulgence in other habits or vices."

Served 11 years 137 days. In Turkey and the Crimea, 4 months.

Conduct: "good". In possession of one G.C. badge.

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

Tried by a Regtl. Court-martial and imprisoned for "drunkenness" from the 18th of May - 24th of June 1865.

Awarded a pension of 7d. per day.

To live after discharge, c/o Mrs. Bursnoll, 74 Oslington Street, Euston Road, London. N.W. 10.

Medals & commemorations

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

Died in the North London Pension District on the 31st of August 1868.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Death & burial

Confirmed in the GRO records as dying in the St. Pancras District during the July-September quarter of 1868, aged 33 years.


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