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1469, Private Enoch PERCIVAL — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born at Over, Cheshire.

[RM: Enoch Percival was christened 20th of June 1830 in parish of St Chad, Over, Cheshire. The son of Peter Percival and Frances Billington, who were married at Over by Middlewich on 17th of August 1811. Peter Percival of St Chad, Over, was himself born on 8th of January 1792, son of John Percival.]


1841 Census

Vale Street, Hulme, Manchester.

Peter Percival, 45, Tailor.

Thomas, 25.

Enoch, 11.

William, 7.


1851 Census

Pendleton, Lancashire.

Enoch Percival, 21, Baker, visitor.


Enlisted at Liverpool on the 30th of January 1852.

Age: 19.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: Baker.


Lummis and Wynn state that he was sent to Scutari on the 26th of October 1854, but no trace of him can be found on the Hospital muster rolls of the period.

Discharge & pension

Discharged, "by purchase", from Cahir on the 16th of April 1859. Payment of £25.

Served 7 years 74 days.

Conduct: "good". In possession of one G.C. badge.

Medals & commemorations

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

A supplementary roll (undated) signed by Major William Holden shows he was issued with the Crimean medal (with clasps for Alma, Balaclava and Inkerman) on the 7th of October 1855.

Life after service

Death & burial

References & acknowledgements

Census information for 1841 & 1851 kindly provided by Chris Poole.

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