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1671, Private George FEARON — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born c.1836.


Enlisted at Liverpool on the 11th of November 1854.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: Saddler.


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

Sent to Weedon to be "instructed in saddle-making" on the 1st of October 1857.

Attached to the 15th Hussars from the 1st of June — 1st of October 1859.

In a Military Prison from the 1st of July — 10th of September 1866.

Sent to the Depot at York on the 11th of September 1866.

Discharge & pension

Discharged from Canterbury, "time expired", on the 14th of November 1866.

Conduct and character: "good". Not in possession of any Good Conduct badges.


Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasp for Sebastopol.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.


Life after service

1871 Census

George Fearon, 32, Porter, born Liverpool.

Betsy, 23, wife, born Sheffield.

1881 Census

No. 1 House, Back of Queen Ann Street, Liverpool

The 1881 Census shows him as a Lodger, aged 46, a Cotton Porter, born in Liverpool.

Death & burial

References & acknowledgements

Census information for 1871 kindly provided by Chris Poole.

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