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Amended 16.5.2011. Minor edits 16.2.14, 13.4.14.

1696, Private Patrick FITZGERALD - 13th Light Dragoons

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Birth & early life

Born in Ballingarry, Co. Limerick c.1836.

Enlistment

Enlisted at Westminster on the 1 of December 1854.

Age. 18.

Height. 5' 6".

Trade. Labourer.

Appearance: Fresh complexion. Grey eyes. Brown hair.

Service

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

Discharge & pension

Discharged from Newbridge on the 6th of August 1857.

"Unfit for further service. Labours under chronic opthalma of the eyes, the result of repeated inflammation to which he appears to have had a pre-disposition. Appears to be much aggravated by exposure to the sun and to sand blown up by the wind at Eupatoria. Since his return to this country he has also received an accidental blow to the left eye, which has caused a fresh attack of acute inflamation, It will materially affect his ability to earn his living."

Served 2 years 249 days. In Turkey and the Crimea, 11 months.

Conduct, "good". Not in possession of any Good Conduct badges.

To live in Ballingary, Co. Limerick, after discharge.

Medals

Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasp for Sebastopol.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Commemorations

Life after service

Death & burial


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