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1856, Private Stephen SAMWAYS — 13th Light Dragoons

Added 2.5.11. Minor edits 28.2.2014, 1.4.2014.

Birth & early life

1841 Census

Canford Magna, Dorset.

George Samways, 30, Agricultural Labourer.

Elizabeth, 30.

Four children shown: Stephen 4, and 3 sisters.

Also a lodger.

1851 Census

Corfe Mullen, Dorset.

George Samway, Agricultural Labourer

Elizabeth, wife.

Five children shown: Stephen, 14, Agricultural Labourer, born Candford, Dorset, and four siblings.


Enlisted March 1855.


Embarked for the Crimea on the 4th of September 1855 and arrived in the Crimea at Balaclava as part of a draft of 50 men under the command of Lt. Robert MacNeill, on the 29th of September 1855. Served in Eupatoria.

Died at Scutari on 17th of November 1855 in the General Hospital.

Medals & commemorations

Entitled to Crimean medal without clasp, and the Turkish Medal.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Death & burial

Died at Scutari on 17th of November 1855 in the General Hospital.

Further Information

References & acknowledgements

Census information for 1841 & 1851 kindly provided by Chris Poole.

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