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1730, Private Thomas PENNINGTON - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in Liverpool.

Enlistment

Enlisted at Liverpool on the 2nd of January 1855.

Age: 19.

Height: 5' 6".

Trade: Labourer.

Service

Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 25th of May 1855.

Transferred to the Military Train on the 31st of October 1856:

"Deserted" on the "line of march" on the 9th of April and rejoined on the 24th of April 1857.

Sent to the Depot at Woolwich on the 25th of April 1857, and then to the 2nd Battalion.

From Private to Corporal 1st of January 1858.

To the 1st Battalion on the 1st of January 1860.

Transferred (as a Pte.) to the 9th Lancers to "serve with elder brother," on the 30th of November 1862. Regimental No. 678. (There was a No. 281 Private Mark Pennington serving in the 9th Lancers at this time.)

Discharge & pension

Discharged "by purchase", from Newbridge on the 4th of June 1864. Payment of £20.

Served 9 years 62 days.

Conduct: "Latterly good."

In possession of two Good Conduct badges.

Medals & commemorations

Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasp for Sebastopol and the Turkish medal.

Mutiny medal with clasps for Lucknow and the Relief of Lucknow.

Served with the force under the command of H.E. the Commander-in-Chief at Lucknow and also with the force under Sir James Outram at Alum Bagh.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.


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