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1204, Private Owen NEWMAN — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born at Kettering, Northamptonshire, c.1824.


Enlisted at Hounslow on the 8th of November 1843.

Age: 19.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: Servant.


Shown on a nominal roll of officers and men of the regiment at the Cavalry Depot, Scutari, made out on the 9th of November 1855, as being On Duty there from the 4th of November.

Discharge & pension

Discharged, "by purchase", from Cahir on the 24th of November 1856. Payment of £5.

Served 13 years 13 days.

Conduct: "very good."

In possession of two Good Conduct badges.


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

He is also shown on the Sebastopol clasp roll of H.M.S."Agamemnon" as "Owen Newman, Doing duty as Captain's Orderly. Private No. 1204 13th Light Dragoons."

There is nothing on the Sebastopol clasp roll of the 13th Light Dragoons to indicate that the Sebastopol clasp was issued other than by the regiment.


He is not named on the 1877 or 1879 roll of members of the Balaclava Society, nor is he ever known to have attended any of the various functions arranged by and for the veterans.

Life after service

1881 Census

Hayle Cottage, Loose, Kent.

Owen Newman, 57, Butler (in the service of Sir Fitzroy McLean, late 13th Hussars), born Kettering, Northamptonshire.

[He was still Butler to Fitzroy MacLean in 1901.]

See the record of 1149 Samuel Foreman of the 13th Light Dragoons for mention of Newman who was present at the former's funeral and claimed to have served with him.

Death & burial

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