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954, Corporal William Henry PARKER — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born at Norton, Worcestershire.


Enlisted at Maidstone on the 11th of October 1838.

No other enlistment details are shown.


Deserted "off furlo" on the 1st of September 1839 and rejoined the regiment on the 18th of January 1840. Tried by a Regimental Court-martial and placed in a Military Prison until the 6th of February, when he was sent to Canterbury until the 16th of March 1840, when he was finally released. To forfeit "all past, and future service."

From Private to Corporal 1st of October 1854.

Reduced to Corporal (no reason given): 9th of May 1855.

Discharge & pension

Discharged, "by purchase", from Cahir on the 25th of February 1857. Payment of £30.

Medals & commemorations

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

"Fresh medal" granted on the 13th of August 1856.

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