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Amended 14.5.2011. Minor edits 17.2.2014.

847, Private Thomas CATLYN - 13th Light Dragoons.

Birth & early life

Born in the parish of St. George's, London.

Enlistment

Enlisted at London on the 26th of November 1836.

Trade: Bricklayer.

No other enlistment details are shown.

Service

Joined the Depot at Maidstone on the 8th of December 1836, embarked for India on the 27th of June 1837 and

Joined the regiment at Bangalore on the 8th of October.

Sent to Scutari on the 22nd of February 1855 and was invalided to England on the 30th of March 1855.

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

The muster rolls of the Chatham Invalid Depot show that he "Died at Sea aboard the "Tynemouth" on the 21st of April 1855, whilst on voyage to England." He left the sum of 1/11/2d. in his "credits."

Death & burial

"Died at Sea aboard the 'Tynemouth' on the 21st of April 1855, whilst on voyage to England."


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