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1236, Private William EAST - 17th Lancers

Birth & early life

Born at Burnham, near Maidenhead, Berkshire, c.1835.

Enlistment

Enlisted at London on the 19th of May 1854.

Age: 19.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: None shown.

Features: Fresh complexion. Grey eyes. Lt. brown hair.

Service

Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 29th of April 1855.

Discharged from Kilmainham Hospital, Dublin, on the 12th of January 1857. Cause of discharge: "Is of a weakly constitution and unlikely to become efficient."

Served 2 years 236 days.

In Turkey and the Crimea: 1 year.

Conduct and character: "good".

Not in possession of any Good Conduct badges.

Awarded a pension of 6d. per day for a period of nine months.

Medals

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

Commemorations

Life after service

To live at Staines, near Windsor, on discharge.

Death & burial


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