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Amended 18.5.2011. Minor edits 17.2.2014.

1610, Private Edward HEWLETT — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in the parish of St. Luke's, London.

Enlistment

Enlisted at Westminster on the 19th of June 1854.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: Ivory-turner.

Features: Fresh complexion. Blue eyes. Brown hair.

Service

Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 13th of August 1855.

Discharge & pension

Discharged from Cahir on the 15th of November 1856 upon:

"Reduction of the Army and never likely to become efficient. During his service in the Crimea he suffered from dysentery — the result of climate. He has never been strong since, and he also suffers from latent consumption, as seen by the presence of Tubercular in the right lung. Result of constitutional pre-disposition aggravated by service in the Crimea. Able at present to earn his living."

Served 2 years 160 days. In Turkey and the Crimea, 1 year.

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

Awarded a pension of 6d. per day for 3 months.

Medals

Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasp for Sebastopol and the Turkish medal.

Commemorations

Life after service

To live in London after discharge.

Death & burial


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