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1485, Private Frederick L. KNELLER — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in London.


Enlisted at London on the 7th of October 1852.

Age: 20.

Height: 5' 8".

Trade: Servant.


Sent to Scutari on the 16th of September 1854 and rejoined the regiment on the 3rd of October.

Discharge & pension

Discharged, "time expired", from Hounslow on the 7th of September 1864.

Conduct: "very good". In possession of two Good Conduct badges.

From 1228 Harry Powell's Recollections:

"A man of ours, by name, Kneller, (before enlisting he was a bus-conductor) in trying to put his horse over the side into the sea, went over with the animal, poor fellow. I thought he was gone for ever, but a sailor on board a man-of-war jumped in after him and brought him up; he was taken aboard, attended to, and appeared all right the next morning."

EJB: This was at the time of the disembarkation in the Crimea proper.


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.


Life after service

Death & burial

Death registration

The death of a Frederick "Thomas" Kneller, aged 36, is shown in the Marylebone registration district during the December quarter of 1867. [RM]

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