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1447, Corporal Henry POYNER — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in the parish of St. Mary's, Norwich.


1851 Census

Spray Gardens, Doncaster.

John Poyner, 53, Chelsea Pensioner.

Sarah, 54, wife.

Four children shown: Emma 25, William 22, Henry 20 (Solicitors' Clerk), and Elizabeth 18.


Enlisted at London on the 23rd of May 1851.

Age: 19.

Height: 5' 8".

Trade: Clerk.


At the Scutari General Hospital from the 23rd of October 1854 and sent to rejoin the regiment on the 9th of November.

Appointed to Orderly Room Clerk (as Sergeant) on the 26th of October 1854.

Died "in the Regimental Hospital" at Aldershot on the 2nd of August 1862.

Medals & commemorations

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

The Returned Medal book states that his Crimean and Turkish medals were returned to the Mint. There is no trace of issue.

References & acknowledgements

Census information for 1851 kindly provided by Chris Poole.

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