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Amended 16.5.11. Last edited 20.1.2013.

1316, Private Stephen FARRINGTON - 13th Light Dragoons

Also recorded as "Farringdon".

Birth & early life

Born c.1827.

Enlistment

Enlisted at Dublin on the 3rd of May 1846.

Lummis and Wynn state that he was a transfer from the 3rd Dragoon Guards, but there is no trace of this.

Age: 19.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: None shown.

Service

Served at Eupatoria.

Sent to Scutari on the 26th of November 1855.

According to the Regimental History,Cornet George Goad, who had been trying to find out the circumstances of his brotherCaptain Thomas Howard Goad's death, wrote that:

"Pte Farringdon [sic] of Captain Goad's own troop said that he had seen the Captain sitting or half-lying, with his revolver in his hand. He was then wounded in the lower part of the face or neck.

EJB: On this evidence, Farrington, who is not recognised as having taken part in the Charge, could possibly be accepted as a Charger.

Died, "of cholera", on board the ship "Jason" at Scutari on the 9th of December 1855.

Medals

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

The Returned Medal book states: Crimean medal returned to the Mint. No trace of issue.

Commemorations

Life after service

Death & burial

Died, "of cholera", on board the ship "Jason" at Scutari on the 9th of December 1855.


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