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Amended 16.5.2011. Minor edits 16.2.14, 13.4.14.

1751, Private Richard FISHENDEN - 13th Light Dragoons

Also recorded as "Fisenden" and Fissenden".

Birth & early life

Born at Birling, Kent c.1836.

Enlistment

Enlisted at Maidstone on the 30th of December 1854.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: Labourer.

Features: Fresh complexion. Blue eyes. Brown hair.

Service

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

Is shown on a nominal roll of men of the regiment at the Cavalry Depot, Scutari, made out on the 9th of November 1855, as being On Duty there from the 24th of October.

Transferred to the 2nd Bn. of the Military Train at Cahir on the 31st of October 1856. Regimental No. 976.

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

Died "At Sea" aboard the "Pomnia" from cholera on the 3rd of May 1859

Next of kin: Father, Edward Fissenden. Living at Birlingket, Kent.

He left no will, his credits being 16/5/6d.

Medals

Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasp for Sebastopol.

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

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Commemorations

Life after service

Death & burial

Died "At Sea" aboard the "Pomnia" from cholera on the 3rd of May 1859. [PB: On his return to Britain? Did others die on board ship?]

Next of kin: Father, Edward Fissenden. Living at Birlingket, Kent.

He left no will, his credits being 16/5/6d.


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