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1291, Private John PERCY - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in Dublin.

Enlistment

Enlisted at Dublin on the 6th of August 1846.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 6".

Trade: Engineer.

Service

Tried by a Regimental Court-martial on the 30th of October 1854 for "insubordination" and awarded 50 lashes, of which 25 were remitted.

Left sick at Scutari on the 3rd of May 1856 and died "in the General Hospital" there on the 10th of June 1856.

Medals & commemorations

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


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