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Amended 18.5.2011. Minor edits 17.2.2014.

1101, Troop Sergeant Major Robert HOOPER — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born c.1821.

Enlistment

Enlisted at London on the 28th of July 1843.

Age: 22.

Height: 5' 5".

Trade: None shown.

Service

From Private to Corporal, 23rd of December 1843.

Corporal to Sergeant, 25th of July 1849.

Appointed to Troop Sgt. Major on the 13th of April 1853.

Sent to Scutari in the 1st of November 1854 and died "on board a Hospital Ship" on the 22nd of February 1855.

Medals

Entitled (according to the medal rolls) to the Crimean medal with clasps for Alma, Balaclava, Inkerman (though if he went to Scutari on the 1st of November 1854 he could not have been entitled to this) Sebastopol and the Turkish medal.

Further detailed medal information archived.

Commemorations

Death & burial

Died "on board a Hospital Ship" on the 22nd of February 1855.

His next of kin was a sister, Eleanor, living in the parish of St. Nicholas, at Worcester. He left 6/15/9d in his "credits"


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