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The E.J. Boys Archive

Amended 18.5.2011. Minor edits 17.2.2014.

1554, Private William HILLS — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born at Billericay, Essex.

Enlistment

Enlisted at Westminster on the 27th of February 1854.

Age: 19.

Height: 5' 6".

Trade: Labourer.

Service

Sent to the Depot at Birmingham on the 1st of April 1854.

Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 21st of May 1855.

Discharge & pension

Discharged, "by purchase", from Cahir on the 26th of May 1857. Payment of 30.

Served 2 years 272 days.

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

Medals

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

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Commemorations

Life after service

Death & burial


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