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1544, Private John POULTON — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born at Swafford, Warwickshire.


Enlisted at Birmingham on the 23rd of January 1854.

Age: 20.

Height: 5' 8".

Trade: Butcher.


Sent to the Depot at Birmingham on the 1st of April 1854.

Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 1st of August 1855:

He is shown on a nominal roll of officers and men of the regiment at the Cavalry Depot, Scutari, made out on the 9th of November 1855, as being a Batman (but not to whom), there from the 1st of November.

"Deserted" from Cahir on the 6th of January 1857.

Can find no further trace to 1879.

Medals & commemorations

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

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

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