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1591, Private Henry Laurence PHILLIPS — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in the parish of St. George's, Bloomsbury, London.


Enlisted at Westminster on the 2nd of May 1854.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 6".

Trade: Carpenter.

Appearance: Fair complexion. Hazel eyes. Brown hair.


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

Discharge & pension

Discharged from Cahir on the 13th of November 1856, a result "Of the Reduction of the Army and not likely to become efficient. Suffers from chronic disease of the left ear and from which he suffered before enlisting and which has not been produced by his military service. Is much in hospital and I do not consider him ever likely to be effective. Able to earn his own living."

Served 2 years 197 days,

Conduct: "good." Not in possession of any Good Conduct badges.

Awarded a pension of 6d. per day for six months.

Living in Newark after discharge, but in York in 1857.

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

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after srvice

[Eds: A man of this name appears on the 1881 Census return as born 1836 at St George's in the East, a Labourer married and living at 6 Trafalgar Street, with his wife Susan, aged 44, and two sons, William aged 15 and James aged 10.]

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