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1451, Private Charles ROBINSON - 13th Light Dragoons

Added 1.5.11. Minor edits 28.2.2014, 1.4.2014.

Birth & early life

Born in Swindon.

Enlistment

Enlisted at London on the 2nd of July 1852.

Age: 17.

Height: 5' 5".

Trade: Gardener.

Service

Joined the regiment in the Crimea from Varna, on the 7th of February 1855.

Discharge & pension

Discharged, "time expired", from Aldershot on the 5th of July 1864.

Served 12 years 3 days.

Conduct: "very good."

In possession of two Good Conduct badges.

Awarded a "Special Campaign Pension" (no date shown).

Medals & commemorations

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

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after service

1881 Census

11, Above Bridge, Newton Toney, Wiltshire.

The 1881 Census shows a man of this name, a Labourer, aged 51, born at Newton Toney, Wiltshire, with his wife Ellen, 52, born at Allington, Wiltshire, and 4 children, aged from 22 years to 7 years.

1901 Census

Newton Toney, Wilts.

He appears in the 1901 Census, aged 72, an "Agricultural Labourer". [RM]

Death & burial


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