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Amended 17.5.2011. Minor edits 16.2.14, 13.4.14.

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1057, Private John GREATOREX - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Birth c.1821.

Enlistment

Enlisted at Nottingham on the 20th of October 1840.

Age: 19.

Height: 5' 8".

Trade: None shown.

Service

No date is shown as to when he went to Scutari but was shown as being there from the 22nd of September 1854 and he died there, "of disease", on the 14th of December 1854.

Sent money from the Crimea to his wife, Catherine, at Atherstone, Derbyshire.

Medals

Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasps for Alma and Sebastopol:

"Fresh medal" granted on the 13th of August 1856.

Death & burial

Died, "of disease", at Scutari on the 14th of December 1854.


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