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1563, Private Frederick John FELLOWS — 13th Light Dragoons

Also recorded as "Fellowes".

Birth & early life

Born at Aston, Birmingham, c.1836.


Enlisted at Birmingham on the 22nd of April 1854.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 6".

Trade: Moulder.

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


Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 7th of July 1855.

Sent to Scutari on the 12th of September 1855, and to England on the 6th of October.

Transferred to the 2nd Bn. of the Military Train at Cahir on the 31st of October 1856. Regimental No. 975.

Transferred to the 5th Battalion on the 2nd of April 1857.

From Private to Corporal: 8th of August 1857.

Imprisoned 23rd-28th of February and reduced to Private by a Regimental Court-martial on the 1st of March 1858.

Discharge & pension

Discharged, on the "Reduction of the Regiment", from Shorncliffe on the 19th of June 1861.

Served 7 years 1 month.

Conduct: "Indifferent". 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

1881 Census

10, Green Street, Aston, Warwickshire.

The 1881 Census shows him as an Iron and Brass Tube Maker, aged 46, born in Birmingham, with his wife Emily, 31, born at Enville, Staffordshire, and a daughter, Emily, 10.

1891 Census

166, Pershore Street, Birmingham.

Frederick John Fellows, 56, Warehouseman.

Emily Fellows, 40, Shopkeeper Huckster.

Edith Fellows, 20, Shop Assistant.

Death & burial

Death registration

His death, aged 58, was registered in the Aston district of Birmingham in the March Quarter of 1895.

References & acknowledgements

Census information for 1891 kindly provided by Chris Poole.

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