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1421, Private Charles COURT — 13th Light Dragoons


Enlisted at London on the 4th of December 1850.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: None shown.

Medals & commemorations

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

Death & burial

Killed in action at Balaclava.

In an undated newspaper interview, William Dumayne — 1429, 13LD mentions the manner of his death:

"This happened during our retreat down the valley... Our men at this time were falling on all sides by the fire of the flank batteries. As I passed on I heard a cry, and saw Private Court, of ours, fall from his horse: he had been hit by a round-shot."

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