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1869, Private George SHERWOOD — 13th Light Dragoons

Added 2.5.11. Minor edits 28.2.2014, 1.4.2014.

Birth & early life

Born at Canford, Dorset.

1851 Census

Knighton, Dorset.

George Sherwood, 16, Farm Labourer, born Kinson, Canford.


Enlisted: 11th of March 1855.

Trade: Labourer.


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 General Hospital, Scutari on 27th of November 1855.

Medals & commemorations

Entitled to Crimean medal without clasp and the Turkish Medal.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after service

Death & burial

References & acknowledgements

Census information for 1851 kindly provided by Chris Poole.

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