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1665, Private Henry COX — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early years

Born at Kingston, Surrey, and baptised in the Kingston parish church of All Saints on the 17th of May 1837, the son of William Cox, a Labourer, and his wife, Hannah.


Enlisted at London on the 11th of November 1854.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 5,"

Trade: Carpenter.

Features: Fresh complexion. Blue eyes. Brown hair.

Service, discharge & pension

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

Served at Eupatoria.

Transferred to the 2nd Battalion of the Military Train on the 31st of October 1856. Regtl. No. 989.

Transferred to the 7th Battalion on the 1st of January 1860 and to the 4th Battalion in 1863.

Served in the force under the command of H.E. the Commander-in-Chief at Lucknow and with that under Sir James Outram at Alum Bagh.

Returned to England aboard the "Albuhera" from New Zealand.

Medals & commemorations

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

Mutiny medal with clasp for Lucknow and the Relief of Lucknow.

Entitled to the New Zealand medal, dated 1865-66.

Served in New Zealand from the 14th of January 1865 to the 1st of June 1866 and was in action at Nakumaru and Nakerarmea.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn

Life after service

Death & burial

Died on the 10th of November 1869 (not shown where).

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