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Last amended 6.6.2011. Minor edits 17.2.14, 12.4.14.

1473, Private James KINCART - 13th Light Dragoons

Also recorded as "Kencart".

Birth & early life

Born in Liverpool.

Enlistment

Enlisted at Liverpool on the 16th of August 1851.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: Black-smith.

Service

Discharge & pension

Discharged, on the "Reduction of the Regiment", from Cahir on the 10th of March 1857.

Served 5 years 206 days.

Conduct and character: "Bad". Not in possession of any Good Conduct badges.

Medals

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

A supplementary roll (undated) signed by Major Henry Holden shows him as being issued with the Crimean medal (with clasps for Alma, Balaclava and Inkerman) on the 7th of October 1855.

Commemorations

Life after service

1891 Census

8, Mansfield Street, Liverpool.

James Kencart, 56, widower, lodger, Light Porter, Liverpool.

Death & burial

The death of James Kincart, aged 67, is shown in the GRO records in the Liverpool registration district in the December quarter of 1900. [RM]


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