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Last amended 5.6.2011. Minor edits 17.2.14, 12.4.14.

1253, Private John JAY - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Enlistment

Enlisted at Guildford on the 3rd of May 1846.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 6,"

Trade: None shown.

Service

1851 Census

John Jay, aged 24, unmarried, Private, Soldier, born Guildford.

Sent to Scutari on the 4th of December 1855.

Died in the General Hospital there on the 9th of December 1855.

Medals

Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasps for Alma, Balaclava, Inkerman and Inkerman.

The regimental medal rolls for Alma and Inkerman show: "Dead. WO 8/12/56. Medal recd. from Regt. Sent to... (Illegible).

Ditto on the Sebastopol roll, but nothing added on the actual "B" clasp roll.

Commemorations

Death & burial

Died in the General Hospital Scutari on the 9th of December 1855.


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