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1114, Private Francis PAGE — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life


Enlisted at Ipswich on the 24th of October 1843.

Age: 21.

Height: 5' 8".

Trade: Groom.


"Deserted" on the 6th of August but rejoined on the 25th of August 1854.

At Scutari General Hospital from the 22nd of September 1854 and sent to rejoin the regiment on the 11th of October.

Tried by a District Court-martial on the 25th of February 1855 for "Desertion" and forfeited all of his previous service by this conviction.

Sent to Scutari again (no date recorded) but was there from the 29th of December until his death on the 7th of March 1855.

Medals & commemorations

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

Death & burial

He died, "in the General Hospital", on the 7th of March 1855.

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